1960s Alfa Romeo-inspired coupé will appear at Monaco's Top Marques salon later this month before entering limited production

The final design of the Effeffe Berlinetta has been signed off prior to the car making its official debut at the Top Marques show in Monaco later this month. 

Although it takes inspiration from Italian sports cars - most notably Alfa Romeos - of the 1960s, co-founders and brothers Leonardo and Vittorio Frigerio were keen to stress that the car is an original model and not a replica of an existing car. 

Effeffe, a small car maker based in Monza, northern Italy, first revealed the Berlinetta at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d'Este in 2014, and is currently developing an additional model which will be revealed subsequent to the Berlinetta. 

Power comes from a 2.0-litre Alfa Romeo engine coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox, although performance figures have not been released. The chassis, a tubular spaceframe piece built by hand, is of lightweight honeycomb design and, coupled with the car's aluminium bodywork, keeps the weight down to below 800kg. 

Few details have been released on the retro-inspired car, but the hand-building process and the manufacturer's "full respect for the tradition of high Italian craftsmanship" will likely keep numbers very small. 

Leonardo Frigerio said: "The Berlinetta is the daughter of a great passion but also the perfect example of how to combine the spirit of the Italian Granturismo of the 60s and the special attention of the master craftsmen who built them with the most modern design and industrial techniques."

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8 April 2016
Looks very nice. The target customer is probably someone who would never buy a DARE G4 because it's way too cheap and doesn't have room for golf clubs.

8 April 2016
Took a look at their website, stunning.

9 April 2016
A good un, thanks Marc. Now, will it be an Alfaholics GTAr or an Effeffe, decisions decisions. Just have to have my numbers come up on the poor man's tax - I would probably have one of each.

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