Report: Alfa Romeo working on new roadster to rival Mazda MX-5

According to reports coming out of the UK, Alfa Romeo is planning a two-seater sports car to replace the Brera Spider. The new model reportedly sets its sights on the Mazda MX-5 and focuses on less weight and a more compact design.

Insiders say that the new Alfa Romeo roadster will be a key part of the brand’s strategy when it returns to the United States in 2013 after a 15 year hiatus. The first model to debut in the U.S. will be a production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept – that will be followed by the 159 sedan.

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Power for the new Alfa roadster will come from a turbo 4-cylinder delivering around 150-hp. A new chassis is also reported to be under development that would help the car weigh in less than 2,204 pounds.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress