We really hope it does.
Assuming all goes according to plan—and remember, this is Alfa Romeo, things often don't go according to plan—Alfa Romeo will return to the United States in the next six to nine months with the 4C Coupe, a lightweight carbon-fiber two-door blessed with a beautiful body and cursed with horrible headlights. If Alfa has their way, though, that'll likely be just the beginning.
Since luxury vehicles are where all the money is these days, Fiat is reportedly very interested in pushing Alfa Romeo not just into new parts of the globe, but further up in the market, as well. And part of that shift will likely be a new family of midsized luxury cars—specifically, a coupe and a sedan tentatively called the 6C.
The 6C cars will reportedly be based on the same platform as the Maserati Ghibli (the smaller-than-Quattroporte sedan Maserati recently dropped), but will be sportier than the GHibli—the better to battle BMW's 6 Series and the Audi A7. The 6C Concept Coupe seen here—which quietly debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this year—is just a design exercise right now, but we figure the general look of the car should translate over to production. Well, we certainly hope it will. This thing looks fiiiiine.
It should also drive damned nicely, thanks to a reported power train combo of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6 that'll start at around 410 horsepower and only go up from there as the car ages. Rear-wheel-drive will purportedly be standard, with the option of a Ferrari FF-based AWD system possible. Oh, and a twin-turbo diesel V6 may make its way into the 6C—even here in America. Here's hoping all goes according to plan, because we'd really like to see the 6C make it to our shores. [via Car and Driver]