Welcome to the "Brera" concept car. Its named after a trendy area of Milan. (I used to live there in 93-94). Its the equivalent of our Paddington. The Milanese think of it as there SOHO of New York - its a very cool place!
Anyway, it has a V8 Maserati motor. In concept alot of the motoring Journo's think it is closer to a Maserati than an Alfa because of its performance and machanical layout. Unfortunatley, it will never go into production because its to close to Maserati performance.
I suspect though that this is a shot over the bow of other serious performance manufacturers. As far fetched as this may sound, Alfa wants to dramatically lift the performance of the GTV model in the next generation to compete with Porsche etc. You will see a genuine attempt to beat the lower end Porsches as an example, leaving Maserati and Ferrari to battle further up the model line up.
The probelm Fiat faces is that between $Aus
100K and Aus$200K Fiat has no product to offer the world. Hence, my understanding is that when the new Gtv is launched in America, the new 147 sprint will replace the current Gtv in the $50-$70K price range and the new Gtv will be well in excess of $AUS100k. To do this, they are planning to reintroduce Gtv models that can easily tackle Porche, BMW etc. From 1930 -1975 Alfa regulaly battled the performance flagships of these marques and won. Fiat wants to get back to those days when Alfa really did have performance cars that matched the best of the rest of the world.
Lets hope so