Wild-Ass Rumor Of The Day: Alfa May Or May Not Be Developing A V8

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Autocar can’t decide. But then, Alfa’s denial, “No front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive Alfa Romeo will use a engine larger than a V6,” is pretty cagey. But leave dreams of three liter turbocharged “Multiair” V8s to the European gossip-mongers. Our wild-ass guess is that the only Alfa V8s the US market will be seeing will part company with their Hemi bretheren at the engine-cover stop on the assembly line in Brampton. That thing got Italian engineering?

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  • Mtypex Mtypex on Oct 14, 2009

    Betcha it will look a lot like a HEMI. How coincidental.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Oct 14, 2009

    Seeing that picture, I'm reminded of Winston Smith rewriting the Times 10 times a day...LOL

  • CommanderFish CommanderFish on Oct 15, 2009

    Alfa doesn't need a new V6, either. Chrysler has a brand spankin' new 3.6L, 280 HP, 260 lb-ft engine for them to use. And it's also available in 3.3 and 3.0 varieties.

  • Morea Morea on Oct 15, 2009

    Alfa has been known for 100 years for its engines. Putting in an engine from another manufacturer just won't cut it with Alfa customers. They gripe that the V8 in the 8C is a hand me down from Ferrari through Maserati. They gripe that the current V6 is really a GM (Holden) V6. Fiat has had to say over and over again that the Alfa engine only shares the block with the GM engine. All in all an Alfa without an Alfa engine isn't an Alfa, now is it?