Ferrari is changing the way they do business. No longer will each model receive a bespoke platform and engine but instead the future lineup will move to a modular platform. FCA says the new platform will allow for mid or front engine capability and is of the lightweight spaceframe variety. Various powertrains, suspensions and electronics will also be made modular and find their way into multiple models.
Escaping this new fate will be range toppers like the La Ferrari which will remain on individually developed platforms.
Where does Alfa Romeo fit into all of this? Frankly we're unsure at this point, but we do know that the first model in line for the new Ferrari bones is the California replacement, due for 2017. It's thought that Ferrari is building a coupe to compliment the California convertible, those two models are likely a good place to look for the beginnings of an 8C replacement.