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Is This the Upcoming Alfa Romeo GTV Coupe?

Or a portion of it, at least?

Or a portion of it, at least?

Update: Fiat Chrysler reached out to clarify that the car in question is merely a design study, so nothing to see here, really. Still, it looks pretty good, doesn’t it?

For a second there, things looked pretty rough for Alfa’s much publicized return to the U.S. With the introduction of the Stelvio crossover SUV for the 2018 model year, the brand got a much-needed volume seller, though total U.S. sales in 2018 struggled to break 23,000 units. With the 4C likely not long for these shores, the brand may soon be left without a two-door sports coupe to carry the flag.

Thankfully, it looks like Alfa is going to make good on an earlier commitment to bring back the legendary “GTV” nameplate. The troubled Italian brand revealed plans for a GTV at last year’s presentation on Alfa’s five-year playbook, and now, portions of the future coupe were spied during another presentation.

According to Italian fansite Club Alfa, which leaked the shot of the GTV, the rendering previews a Giulia-style coupe that allegedly packs a 600-hp hybridized powertrain, all-wheel drive, and four seats. If it ever comes to fruition, expect an electrified variant of the existing 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6.

It’s unclear how the GTV will avoid stepping on the toes of the upcoming Alfieri coupe, which FCA sister brand Maserati has been hard at work developing over the past few years. But we’re told the Alfieri will hit production lines sometime next year. The GTV? Don’t hold your breath for a release this year.

Source: Club Alfa