Autocar reported on the 27th of January that Alfa Romeo’s product plans have been set back by two years. All their eight cars arrive by 2020.
You can read the full text at Autocar if you are interested. I think at this point the whole Alfa Romeo thing has become a kind of extended joke. In comedy there have been two examples of the joke involving something overly prolonged and the tension of the joke running on too long. In Dead Men Don´t Wear Plaid (1982) Steve Martin’s character pours the last grains of coffee out a bag and the grains never quite
stop falling out. It’s been a while since I saw it. I think there are several false ends and this gets quite funny (funny enough for me to remember after 30-years). In Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002), Powers is revived from a long sleep and, of course, needs badly to empty his bladder. This process goes on a long time and, like the coffee grains, has several false starts. Of course, this time the gag is edgier than in Steve Martin’s film and has other dimensions to it such as embarrassment. Both jokes work with seeing how long you can extend a false ending so it goes from boring to funny again.
With all that in mind, we need another Alfa Romeo delay story in two or three weeks. Maybe they can vary it a bit by cancelling one or more of the eight models. And then bringing them back a week later. And cancelling them again, finally.