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The Pininfarina Alfa Romeo concept car has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

The concept has been commissioned to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary and will also form part of Alfa Romeo’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

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Pininfarina has said the two-seater Spyder will be an innovative and modern interpretation of classic Alfa and Pininfarina spiders from the past. It is decribed by the company's CEO as being "the manifesto of our future business".

The concept is one of two special models celebrating Alfa’s century at March’s Geneva show. Bertone will also display a concept, which will be based on the Alfa 8C Competizione supercar.

Both cars are billed purely as prototypes and have not been earmarked for production.

Alfa’s 100th anniversary celebrations will also form the basis of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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29 January 2010

As always autocar "very accurate"about Alfa....... The Brera is a Giugiaro (ital-design) designed car This is a bit bland ,to be honest, like most of Pininfarina's

29 January 2010

Ye, Pinifarina have always been very bland. So glad Peugeot dropped them to design in house.

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30 January 2010

You're right, my post should have read " like most of Pininifarina's Alfas."

31 January 2010

Please Alfa don't waste your time and money seeing this through to production. What we need to is to see the Giulletta hit the road at a reasonable price with a properly sorted chassis, and then make sure the next generation 159 loses at least 150kgs from the kerb weight.

The 8C Competizione is an absolute peach in convertible or Coupe form but there is no point in building halo cars if the mainstream products don't deliver the goods and are not in a position to capitalise on the positive PR

31 January 2010

I'm sure. As far as i am concerned , of the modern era Alfa the only production design that worked , to my eyes was the original duetto. The 164 never did for me even when i owned one. The 916 was just about ok in 1996 but has aged badly, the new one , the 939 series is basically a Brera ( Giugiaro).

31 January 2010

We'll have to agree to differ.

I think the Giulietta Spider and Duetto are two of the most beautiful cars ever designed.

The 916 GTV came out in 1995 and might have divided opinions but that was because it was anything but bland. It was basically a concept car put in to production. I disagree with you 100% about it ageing badly. In fact I think it's a timeless design that still looks stunning today and will still turn more heads than any of its contemporaries(which ìhave all dated a lot more badly). I think that the red Cup that I posted above still looks spectacular.

For me the 164 was a lesson in Italian understatement and good taste.

31 January 2010

The fact is that since 1986 Montezemolo has made sure that Alfas gets the crumbs left on the floor by ferrari and maserati. The few pininfarina concepts with an Alfa badge have been the other two rejects and it shows. Maybe you should go and see what the alternatives were. And it any case this latest design is a pointless exsercise, considering that fiat has decided to either sell Alfa o kill it altogether. Ps for the Giulietta Spider see Brera ,is basically the same story this time with bertone house doing the coupe' ( the Giulietta Sprint ) and the Spider being a derivate.

31 January 2010

This looks ok, but I feel Pininfarina have been spending too much time with the Koreans to look after their own European concerns. Pininfarina have a unique history both with the Italians and with BMW. i think that Pininfarina need a real sense of direction at the moment to really succeed, whether on Korean cash or not.

31 January 2010

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We'll have to agree to differ.

I think the Giulietta Spider and Duetto are two of the most beautiful cars ever designed.

The 916 GTV came out in 1995 and might have divided opinions but that was because it was anything but bland. It was basically a concept car put in to production. I disagree with you 100% about it ageing badly. In fact I think it's a timeless design that still looks stunning today and will still turn more heads than any of its contemporaries(which ìhave all dated a lot more badly). I think that the red Cup that I posted above still looks spectacular.

For me the 164 was a lesson in Italian understatement and good taste.

[/quote] ******block text from phone sorry***********> gotta agree with you. Our 02 GTV was a stunning bit of eye candy. Still lust after a V6 - we had the better handling T/S. Even in met grey it turned heads. Soooooooo much better than the brera - why the big overhangs? It looks like it won't drive well - and it doesn't.

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