Alfa Romeo is said to be developing a Giulia coupe that will feature an advanced energy recovery system (ERS).
Citing unnamed sources, Autocar asserts that two Giulia coupe models are under development with ERS. The first will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 345 hp while the second will pair the firm’s 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with an energy recovery system to deliver a manic 641 hp.
This isn’t the first time we’ve read reports of a Giulia coupe. In fact, previous claims have asserted that the vehicle will be dubbed the Giulia Sprint. According to the report, the name Giulia GTV is also a possibility.
The Giulia could become even more appealing
If the Giulia coupe does see the light of day, it will obviously be based around the sedan but adopt two larger doors, a revised roofline, and custom rear quarter panels. Minor changes could also be made up front to further distinguish the car from its four-door sibling. The above rendering from X-Tomi gives us a rough idea of what it could look like.
The ERS apparently being developed for the performance-oriented Giulia coupe models may be a development of the HY-KERS system used by the LaFerrari. It’s not impossible that Alfa Romeo will also draw on its recently-established partnership with the Sauber Formula One team to perfect the powertrain.
The car could arrive before the end of this year. However, we’re taking these reports with a grain of salt and suggest you do too.