Alfa Romeo to battle the Mazda MX-5 in the US image

The Italian based automaker Alfa Romeo is planning to launch a new model which is targeting the popular Mazda MX-5, replacing the defunct Brera Spider, and the two-seater sports car will also “celebrate” the returning of the company to the United States after more than 15 years.

According to the British at autoexpress.co.uk, the Italian car manufacturer will launch a replacement for the Brera Spider which will battle the popular Japanese Mazda MX-5, but this won’t be the first Alfa Romeo model to arrive in the United States and “the ice will be broken” by the 4C, which was revealed in concept for at the Geneva Motor Show in March, being shortly followed by the Giulia which is actually based and the Chrysler 300C.

Even if there aren’t any official details about the upcoming two-seater drop top from Alfa Romeo, rumors say that the replacement of the Brera Spider will be powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which might be a detuned version of the Giulietta’s 1.7 liter unit, being expected to generate around 150 horsepower.

The new Alfa Romeo roadster will weigh less than 1.000 kilograms thanks to the company’s new chassis with weight-saving technology, and that would mean a huge advantage over the Mazda MX-5. The new Alfa Romeo sports car might be officially presented sometimes next year, during a major automotive event.