In a recent interview with Car & Driver, Alfa Romeo’s North America boss Reid Bigland explained how the automaker is making sure to differentiate themselves from the rest of the Fiat Chrysler portfolio by not recycling parts from its budget brands, for example, and building dealers separate from Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram stores.
If there is one place Alfa Romeo will borrow parts from, Bigland says, it’s Ferrari. The 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 found under the hood of the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde is Ferrari-derived and engineers from the supercar manufacturer also helped with some of the car’s development.
“The Giulia and 4C use chassis that are completely unique.” Bigland said. “The Giulia is built on the entirely new Giorgio platform, and if there is a parts bin that we are looking towards, it’s the Ferrari parts bin.”
Bigland doesn’t hint at other instances in which it may borrow Ferrari parts, however it seems likely the 2.9-liter V6 could be used in other Alfa applications in the future, including the high-performance crossover set to arrive in early 2017.