With a second-generation Maserati Quattroporte on the horizon, it now appears as though the next iteration of the luxury sport sedan will spawn other models, including some Alfa Romeo products. According to a report by InsideLine, the new architecture will use a significant amount of aluminum to keep weight to a minimum. Along with the underpinning the QP, the new structure is also slated for duty as the next GranTurismo and convertible models.
It comes as little surprise that this chassis is likely to be used for a second generation Alfa Romeo 8C, considering the current 8C is considered to be a tremendous success, selling extremely well and proving that Alfas can command high dollars. Currently the 8C is built by Maserati for Alfa at its Modena factory and there is reportedly space for another small production run of vehicles which would be based on the same platform and most likely be sold in the U.S. to help with Fiat’s planned launch of the Alfa brand in North America.
What we don’t know is if this might be a special edition coupe or convertible model or possibly a full-on Alfa sedan, taking an improved QP platform and adding Alfa’s trademark brand of Italian style.