What iconic Alfa Romeo design cues do you want to see on the company’s 2023 supercar?


Alfa Romeo will take a five-minute break from producing new SUVs in early 2023 to wow fans with an all-new sports car designed to show us it hasn’t forgotten how to look sexy. That’s according to reports claiming a concept revealed early next year could lead to full-fledged two-seater production as early as 2025.

The company’s new design boss, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, said car magazine that future Alfas will be “bold” but not necessarily retro. Maybe they won’t be wholesale lifts of historic Alfa designs, but you just know Alfa won’t be able to resist referencing some of the company’s classic styling cues.

The Tonale SUV already winks at the SZ so ugly it looks good in its headlight treatment, and CEO Jean Philippe Imparato has mentioned the 1967 33 Stradale designed by Franco Scaglione as a potential source of inspiration. for the sports of 2023 mentioned. /supercar concept. But what other classic styling details would you like to see get their due? Here’s a look at some of Alfa’s old masters to get you started.

1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal

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The Montreal is packed with cool details just begging to be reused on new Alfas, including slatted headlight fronts, segmented B-pillar cutouts (previously used on the 1964 Cangura concept), giant NACA duct on the hood, and crazy instrument cluster. But let’s leave the clunky rear wheel arch shape, trail-ready ride height and abysmal unreliability in the past.

1969 Alfa Romeo T33 Pininfarina Prototype Speciale

It’s fortunate that the ’69 Prototipo wasn’t mass-produced, because the idea of ​​rolling out of a traffic jam in Rome in July under that canopy without air conditioning isn’t worth thinking about. But with air conditioning and modern dimmable glass it would work just fine today.

1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo

As gorgeous as the 33 Stradale is, Alfa has already given it a facelift with the 2007 Maserati-based 8C. So how about reminding us what happened next? Marcello Gandini’s Carabo was actually based on a 33 chassis, but looked a decade newer with its razor-sharp snout and scissor doors, two features Gandini would revisit with the Lamborghini Countach LP500 prototype of 1971 a few years later, and continues to influence supercar design in 2022.

1953-55 Alfa Romeo BAT

Alfa paid homage to the three BAT (Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica) concept cars of the 1950s with a fourth concept in 2008, but that’s no reason not to resist it again, especially since the modern technology of Surround Cameras is now capable of mitigating the kind of driving visibility that would make a tank feel like an Aston Speedster.

1973 Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12

Why limit inspiration to road cars and concepts when Alfa has such a rich motorsport history? Just imagine a supercar that draws inspiration from the flat-engined 33 TT 12 that brought World Sportscar Championship glory to the Italian marque in 1975. And yes, the roof snorkel and rear-mounted mirror pole are not negotiable.

1914 ALFA 40/60 HP Aerodinamica by Castagna

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We’re not sure where to start when trying to build a modern Alfa Romeo supercar inspired by something that looks like it came out of Jules Verne’s novel, but the result would certainly turn more heads than any other supercar on the planet. , and we love the engine-turned aluminum finish.

1929 Alfa Romeo 2900B Touring Spider

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The strakes that partially cover the rear wheels of this Touring-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B could look quite dramatic on a modern supercar if done right, and if Alfa wants to jump on the jumbo grille trend with BMW, there’s plenty to see. inspiration to be had here.

2010 Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta

But maybe Alfa wants to keep things a bit newer. In that case, it could do worse than rip some clues from the astonishing Pininfarina 2uettottanta concept, the reborn Alfa Spider that never was. Modern lighting technology is ready and waiting to take that face and that ass to the streets.

Leave a comment and tell us which classic Alfa styling cues you’d like to see resurrected for the 2023 sports car project, or why you think the brand should make a clean break from the past.

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