There’s only one slight problem…
The Italian car company's current owner, the Fiat Group, has made it explicitly clear that Alfa is not up for sale, so VW should just stop trying to buy it. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has said as long as he's in charge, he won't sell Alfa to Volkswagen; however, that hasn't stopped VW chairman Ferdinand Piech from boasting how his company could quadruple Alfa sales in five years. When reminded of Marchionne's assertion, Piech waved it off, saying, "Volkswagen has time."
Quite frankly, watching VW doggedly pursue a brand that's not for sale is rather amusing—though it's beginning to inch towards that line dividing dogged affection and stalking. Can you take out a restraining order against a company? "Herr Piech and all other Volkswagen A.G. executives must maintain a 500 yard distance from all Alfa Romeo products..." [via Autocar]
Pictured: Alfa Romeo 4C Concept, which, to be honest, we wouldn't mind seeing with a Porsche engine under the hood.