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2010 Geneva Motor Show: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept By Pininfarina

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Back in January we first reported that Alfa Romeo was planning a trio of new concept cars previewing its replacement for the 159 sedan for the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Today, the first of these concepts has been fully revealed in the form of the new Pininfarina designed Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept.

Pininfarina was assigned the task of designing a convertible concept, which the design firm has envisaged as a strict two-seater that draws its styling from past ‘open’ Alfa Romeos. Many are already calling the 2uettottanta a modern day interpretation of the 1966 Duetto convertible that actor Dustin Hoffman famously drove in the movie The Graduate.

With its red bodywork, inspired by the typical Alfa Romeo paintwork, the 2uettottanta is 5.9 feet wide, 13.8 feet long, 4.2 feet high and has a wheelbase of 8.2 feet.

In designing the concept, a clean and elegant philosophy was chosen for this “simple two-seater”. Not surprisingly, the design calls for a 1.75-liter turbocharged engine positioned longitudinally--an obvious reference to the 1750 Veloce of 1968, which itself was one of the many versions derived from the famous "Osso di Seppia" (Cuttlefish).

"With this concept car we want to show the world Pininfarina is alive and kicking," the firm’s CEO, Silvio Angori, explained.

Incidentally, the concept has also been created as part of the celebrations of both Alfa Romeo’s centenary and Pininfarina’s own 80th birthday.

The 2uettottanta Concept will be joined by the Pandion Concept from Stile Bertone and a third concept from Italdesign Giugiaro.

[Pininfarina]

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  1. It should be interesting to see what Alfa Romeo with this spider.
     
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  2. Great review.A RWD Alfa could happen. Chrysler needs new RWD replacements for the 300C and others. Such a platform would help big Alfas and Lancias sell and might also see use at Maserati....
     
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  3. Knowing Alfa, it should be a thing of beauty, and judging by the teaser, more of a "proper" roadster than the current, Brera based Spider. Here's hoping it might be RWD!
     
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  4. @cheap dsi r4
    I doubt that Alfa is going to develop a new RWD platform when it already has one: The platform underpinning the 8C which is also shared w/ Ferrari and Maserati.
    We've also already been informend that it's too expensive a platform to use for lesser models such as the Alfa 169 or a Lancia, much less a Chrysler:
    http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1023688_alfa-romeo-boss-rules-out-8c-competizione-platform-for-new-169-sedan
     
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  5. Looks great, but FWD in an Alpha is a non-starter. FWD in a Beetle convertible, fine. FWD in a Scion, great. But if they're aspiring to challenge BMW and Porsche with this, FWD would waste the opportunity.
     
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