First off, Alfa Romeo has once again reiterated like the unreliable friend that their cars will return to the USA in 2013. "No really guys, I'm gonna come this time."

If Alfa ever stops smoking pot in mom's garage and makes it to the party they will be doing so with a new turbocharged 1.8L engine that will feature all sorts of spiffy tech like dual variable timing, aluminum construction, and direct injection. At its top level, this powerplant will produce a healthy 300 horses. If they put this engine in the 4C or in a nuts AWD version of the Giulietta we will be very happy campers.

[via Fiat]