2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
I mean again the head of Ferrari and the head of FCA and now Chairman of Stellantis are all the same person - John Elkann... sooo unless he has multiple personalities that talk to eachother and make different decisions... its not like he got one over or got lucky with.... himself.Ok, I'll agree with you. Ferrari/FCA wern't even considering the merger with PSA when they decided to spin out Ferrari. And spinning out Ferrari has nothing to do with the FCA/PSA merger.
Just curious, do you reckon Ferrari envies Alfa's/Maserati's position today? Do you think the folks at Ferrari wish that PSA could appoint their CEO and a new head of design for them? Or that they feel "left behind" without access to Stellantis' platforms?
I can just see Ferrari board meetings, with them kicking themselves because Ferrari doesn't have access to the STLA large platform for future Ferraris (/sarcasm ). I think, Ferrari(Elkann) was prudent and lucky, and good for them.
Unfortunately for Alfa(IMHO), everything we've heard(saccharine-coated)....they'll be going from Ferrari tech to Peugeot. Some might rejoice about that, other won't. I'm in the latter bunch. IMHO
Nobody in their right mind would touch anything Ferrari is doing. If it were still just part of FCA or not, if they were to move Ferrari to global shared platforms their entire purchase user base would not walk but RUN. The people that buy Ferraris, that sell out every special edition that they come out with before they even go on the market, etc, expect a certain exclusivity that Ferrari sells. Thats literally part of the business. Ferrari doesn't sell cars, they sell the experience. Its the car, the dealer, the hats, the t-shirts, the F1 connection etc. There isn't a snowballs chance in hell that even if Ferrari were not spun off it would have any part of this plan.
When Sergio Marchionne decided to bring Alfa back to the US, he wanted to take on BMW/Mercedes/Audi and wanted an "M3/C63 Killer" as a shot across the bow of all 3, and he put the technical director of Ferrari to work on building it. He basically did it in creating the Giulia Quadrifoglio, but Ferrari is not a major engineering house, and the only true "Ferrari Tech" in the car is the 690T engine. The 4 cylinder is the evolution of a Fiat motor.
We have now seen that Giorgio is going to be modified and integrated into this "small medium large" product stack so no it won't be going to Peugeot tech, however for future QV models Ferrari does have quite a bit of KERS type technology that very well could be included, especially because its such low volume. We really just don't know. So yeah is there a possibility of future Alfa models being based off a PSA platform? Yep. But right now there is a Giorgio based Maserati and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Tonale is a Jeep platform, likely whatever "small" ends up being it will be developed by Fiat. Most likely if they decide to make a new Mid-large size Peugeot it will be on modified Giorgio, so basically the complete opposite of what you are thinking. My point is, this was already happening and happens with EVERY large volume carmaker.
Immediately assuming that all Alfa Romeos will be rebadged Peugeots is incredibly short sighted, and a massive assumption based upon limited information that directly contradicts it.