If you've been reading us for years, you already know that theit has long been suspected that the Maserati MC20 should have been released with a Alfa Romeo. If doubts have always existed, they have always been dismissed by Stellantis... and yet this has just been confirmed by Alfa Romeo's new product manager!
The Alfa Romeo supercar from the 2018 product plan that will disappear in 2020
Before the death of its former leader, Sergio Marchionne, and well before the merger with Stellantis, Alfa Romeo had well planned, in 2018, to launch a new Alfa Romeo 8C supercar, by 2022.
The program features a carbon-fiber monocoque, a twin-turbo engine, coupled with an electric motor, enabling it to deliver over 700 hp and a 0 to 100 km/h time of less than 3 sec.
Then in 2020, A few months after the announcement of the planned merger of the PSA and FCA groups, a brand new Alfa Romeo roadmap is unveiled.
Restyling of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio (with the Tonale's lights...), a compact SUV (the Tonale) and an even smaller SUV (Kidzimodo). Disappearance of the Alfa Romeo supercar, the GTV... which could have been a cousin of the new Maserati Granturismo, and other models.
And yes, the Biscione brand wasn't making any money, according to new CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, and the new 2020 - 2024 roadmap is very much in line with reality.
At Maserati, no supercar planned for 2018, which makes its appearance in 2020!
At the same time, still in 2018, Maserati had indeed planned for 2020 the D-SUV Grecale, a new Levante, a restyling of the Ghibli (which never took place), a new Quattrorporte and two unfortunately abandoned models, the Alfieri and Alfieri Cabrio, which would have replaced the Granturismo and Grancabrio. And as you can see, no supercars are on the agenda for 2018.
Then, in parallel with the Alfa Romeo roadmap and also presented by In 2020, the new Maserati roadmap with two new features: a new supercar, which will initially be electric, and the Alfieri / Alfieri cabrio are replaced by the Granturimo and Grancabrio.
The supercar will be presented in September 2020In other words, it's impossible to create a model so quickly. The MC20 was therefore a project created in a short space of time, based on the Alfa Romeo 8C supercar. In fact, between the presentation of the MC20 in September 2020, when orders were opened, and the first deliveries, it will take at least 1 year. Proof that the car wasn't quite ready yet...
You'll note that the electric MC20 scheduled for 2020... isn't here yet, and that the entire Maserati product plan is at least 1 to 2 years behind schedule.
And confirmation comes at last from Alfa Romeo
In short, this was all supposition, until now. Indeed, with the 33 Stradaleitself based on the MC20, the subject was brought up again by a journalist from CarExpert speaking to Daniel Tiago Guzzafame, head of the Alfa Romeo range since March 2021.
He said: "It's no big secret that the MC20 started out as an Alfa Romeo before becoming a Maserati production model. "Originally, the project was intended to be a supercar for Alfa Romeo, then it was decided to change course during development."
Although the 33 Stradale bears no resemblance to the 8C project, it has now come full circle!
Below is a photo of the 33 Stradale family, MC20 and the leaked model of the 8C.