Alfa Romeo has decided to ring in the new year by posting a video teasing the mystery model on social media.
Posted on Alfa Romeo’s Instagram account on New Year’s Eve, the video asks viewers if they’re ready for 2023, before ending with the statement “We’re ready” as the new model’s taillights are briefly revealed.
The taillights feature a circular design, similar to what Alfa Romeo used on its 4C sports car, but the red dash in the middle looks like the number 6, leading to rumors that the mystery model is a new 6C supercar.
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Impalato hinted last summer that Alfa Romeo could launch a supercar to mark the end of the internal combustion engine as the automaker plans to go all-electric from 2026. As the rumored engine is the car’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 from Alfa Romeo, the 6C name makes sense. The 4C was powered by a turbo-4, and the previous 8C Competizione was powered by a V-8.
As recently as 2018, Alfa Romeo also plans to launch a modern 8C supercar powered by the same V-6. Plans for the car, along with a planned Giulia-based coupe, were canceled the following year as Alfa Romeo’s then-parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, began merger talks with France’s PSA Group. These negotiations led to the formation of Stellantis two years later.
While there’s no certainty about a new supercar, we do know that Alfa Romeo is preparing to launch a subcompact crossover in 2024 as its first electric vehicle. The crossover, which may end in the Brennero name, is thought to be the twin of the Jeep Avenger, which will go on sale in Europe later this year in both petrol and electric guise.