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 |  Dec 09 2013, 1:15 PM

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On the heels of General Motors announcing its decision to effectively pull Chevrolet from Europe, a new report suggests Fiat is planning to pour nine billion Euros ($12.3 USD) into its European operations to boost sales.

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 |  Dec 04 2013, 6:45 PM

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This weekend, PlayStation 3 gamers in North America will be enjoying Gran Turismo 6 and to hype up the release, Polyphony Digital has released renderings of even more Vision Gran Turismo concepts that will be heading to the game.

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 |  Dec 03 2013, 12:32 PM

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The latest plan to right Alfa Romeo’s sales will call on the same strategy in place with Maserati: premium global expansion.

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 |  Nov 27 2013, 1:01 PM

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Mazda’s small sports car has been gaining weight over the years, but it looks like the next-generation of the car will put a halt to the trend. 

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 9:02 AM

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Fiat dealers were left fuming after an Alfa Romeo executive suggested the forthcoming 4c sports car would be sold through Maserati stores in the U.S., but the fight over who sells what is far from settled.

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 |  Nov 03 2013, 9:01 AM

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For the fourth time in nine years, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to introduce another revival strategy for the Alfa Romeo brand.

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 |  Oct 23 2013, 9:41 AM

Mazda-RomeoIt’s no secret that Mazda and Alfa-Romeo are collaborating on a new roadster, and AutoGuide’s spy photographers have managed to snap a few pictures of an engineering mule undergoing rigorous testing.

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 |  Oct 19 2013, 3:54 PM

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With half the horsepower of the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the Alfa Romeo 4C can lap the treacherous Nurburgring in roughly the same time, posting a lap time of 8:04.

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 10:32 AM

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Alfa Romeo just released new technical details from the 8:04 Nurburgring lap it announced the 4C sports car made late last month.

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 |  Oct 08 2013, 8:02 AM

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The return of Alfa Romeo to North America has already been delayed to next year, and the Italian automaker’s success hinges on Sergio Marchionne completing the Chrysler buyout.

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 |  Sep 28 2013, 10:00 AM

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Inspired by the compact 4C sports car, Alfa Romeo has unveiled its IFD bicycle with a starting price of 3,500 euros ($4,735).

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 |  Sep 25 2013, 5:45 PM

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Alfa Romeo has announced that its 4C sports car has turned in an impressive 8:04 Nurburgring lap time, and it could still go faster.

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 |  Sep 24 2013, 2:45 PM

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The return of the Alfa Romeo brand to North America will be delayed until the second quarter of 2014.

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 |  Sep 18 2013, 7:31 AM

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The Alfa Romeo 4C will be priced from £45,000 in the United Kingdom, the Italian automaker has announced, giving a clue as to what it will cost in the US.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 11:02 AM

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Alfa Romeo is in the midst of relaunching its brand worldwide, but its future model lineup is a little hazy.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 10:02 AM

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Alfa Romeo has announced that its 4C sports car will be limited globally to 3,500 units a year.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 9:21 PM

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Much like the new Alfa Romeo 4C, the upcoming Alfa Romeo Spider will sport a contemporary design paired with a lightweight body when it hits the market in late 2015.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 9:01 AM

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The Alfa Romeo 4C sports car will be the inspiration for all future models from the Italian automaker, from its lightweight design to its 1750-cc engine with 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Jul 21 2013, 9:29 PM

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Alfa Romeo will be making some major changes to its lineup, as the Italian automaker will be dumping its MiTo and Giulietta hatchbacks around 2015 to make room for rear-wheel drive sedans.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 12:45 PM

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Mazda’s severed ties with Ford and recent shift to a single, scalable platform have birthed a series of noteworthy products, but there’s one major question mark left in the company’s portfolio.

It still isn’t clear what Mazda plans to do for either of its performance nameplates. Information on the next MX-5 is still scarce, but a new report suggests Mazda plans for its new roadster to weight in 220 lbs lighter than the current car.

That’s significant considering the current car only weighs 2,447 lbs when equipped with the soft top and a manual transmission. Both the convertible hard top and the automatic transmission add weight.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3L Turbo

Mazda will partner with Fiat to build the car, which will lead to both a new MX-5 and a new Spider for Alfa Romeo. While Mazda hasn’t made details about the car availble, past speculation suggests the car will be powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter four cylinder rather than the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four it uses today. That, at least in part, could help account for the weight savings.

[Source: Automotive News]

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 5:02 PM

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Sergio Marchionne already said he’s considering moving Fiat’s corporate headquarters to the U.S., and now Alfa Romeo’s production could shift over as well.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 2:32 PM

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The Alfa Romeo 4C will be heading to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed along with six classic Alfa Romeo models.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 9:02 AM

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The Alfa Romeo 4C will spearhead the brand’s resurrection in the U.S., and the Italian automaker has started production on its newest sports car.

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 |  May 28 2013, 8:33 AM

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Based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the Disco Volante by Touring was named the most appealing prototype at this year’s Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d’Este in the concept cars and prototypes category.

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