Alfa Romeo plans to introduce hot versions of the 147 and 156 to reinforce its sporty image.
Cuore sportive is Alfa's Europe-wide brand claim. The slogan means 'sporty heart' in Italian.
To compete with M-version BMWs and Mercedes-Benz AMG-series cars, Alfa will reintroduce the GTA badge. The first GTA to appear will be the 156, equipped with an upgraded version of Alfa's long-serving 24-valve V-6, taken from 3.0-liters to 3.2-liters and generating 250hp. Top speed will be electronically limited to 250kph.
A 147 GTA will follow later, possibly equipped with an upgraded 2.5-liter V-6 engine.