Alfa Romeo 6C Planned as Jaguar F-Type Fighter

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Alfa Romeo 4C will start arriving U.S. dealerships soon but an even hotter model might be in tow.

The Italian automaker is preparing a 6C model that will take on the Jaguar F-Type, with styling based on the Maserati Alfieri concept that debuted earlier this year in Geneva. Sporting a front-engine, rear-wheel drive setup in coupe form, the 6C will likely head to production in 2017, a year after the Alfieri.

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According to a report from Auto Express, the 6C will distinguish itself with a razor-sharp front end and will be the most aggressive interpretation of the company’s new family face. Underpinning the sports car will be the same chassis as the Alfieri and power will come from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine providing between 480 and 520 hp.

Following in the footsteps of the 4C, the 6C’s production will also be limited to just a few thousand units.

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[Source: Auto Express]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Peteraltschuler Peteraltschuler on Sep 17, 2014

    Nothing quite ruins the individuality of an automobile than borrowing. It's what caused Chrysler to plummet in popularity as it shared chassis and engines, compelled GM to jettison entire brands after trying to re-label cars with different logos, and resulted in the loss of any distinctiveness at Ford beyond the Mustang and (maybe) the Fusion. So the thought that Alfa will take a Maserati design and turn it into a limited edition (while Fiat exports a utilitarian Alfa model to the U.S. as the underwhelming Dodge Dart) is truly depressing. It's especially unsettling when Fiat had the opportunity to take the stunning 8C, position it against the Jaguar XK8 or Porsche 911, and create a level of demand that Alfa hasn't seen since the Duetto appeared in "The Graduate."

  • Alfisti Alfisti on Sep 18, 2014

    Every car manufacturer shares platforms, engines and engineering Porsche/ VW / Audi the most successful company in the world (in sales) does it.... Depressing is the negativism of all these industry/ car experts. Fiat/ Chrysler/ Alfa Romeo/ Maserati/ Ferrari will bring excitement to the USA market that is rather full of boring cars