Alfa Romeo received on Instagram once more to tease the approaching supercar that can debut on August 30. The picture is a bit funky, and so is the caption. The image exhibits the steering wheel, shot from beneath. The hub middle is the primary uncommon bit, being a monochrome Alfa Romeo emblem. The Italian model’s steering wheels often characteristic a full-color emblem besides within the Quadrifoglio trims that bear a black and silver design. Classic Alfas just like the GT Junior fashions of the Sixties and Seventies have been identified for silver logos. They have been additionally identified for drilled steering wheel spokes, which is perhaps featured within the teaser as properly. No present Alfas we all know of use metal-looking steering wheels spokes, and none include what appear like dials set into the underside spoke. Even the limited-edition Giulia GTAm that began at about $225,000 in Europe took the Giulia’s common wheel and changed plastic with carbon fiber for the decrease spoke.
Then there’s the caption, “792hours and fewer than #6weeks left to ignite your spirit with #AlfaRomeo. Witness historical past unfold on August thirtieth, as #Braveness and keenness #Converge to present beginning to a visionary #Creation. Save the date!”
That is an oddball variety of hours for a countdown timer. The guess is that this can be a reference to the horsepower determine engineers coaxed from the twin-turbo 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 poached from the Maserati MC20. Within the MC20, the engine produces 621 horsepower. Rumors out of Europe have stated the Maserati mill goes to share the Alfa Romeo’s engine bay with at the least one electrical motor and make about 800 horsepower — shut sufficient to 792 to not quibble over. Since that will be a metric horsepower ranking, changing PS to U.S. HP offers 781 hp, a tidy 160 horses greater than the MC20 and completely achievable with a single flux capacitor.
Until the Italians are taking a MacGuffin from Hitchcock’s playbook, six weeks away might foreshadow the 6C title as an alternative of the 33 title that is labored its manner into the dialog. The livestreamed debut from the Alfa Romeo museum in Arese, Italy is a month away.