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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Stunning Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept: A Tribute to Italian Design

ONE-OFF - Alfa Romeo has a storied history of collaborating with some of the most renowned designers in the automotive world to create stunning concept cars. One such collaboration occurred in 2010, marking Alfa Romeo's 100th anniversary and Pininfarina's 80th. This partnership birthed the breathtaking Alfa Romeo Pininfarina 2uettottanta, a name pronounced "duettottanta."
The Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept car embodies Pininfarina's vision of the next generation of Alfa Romeo's iconic spider cars. (Picture from: Wall.AlphaCoders)
The 2uettottanta concept car embodies Pininfarina's vision of the next generation of Alfa Romeo's iconic spider cars. It also represents the peak of a longstanding relationship between two iconic Italian companies, paying homage to the legendary 1960s Duetto roadster. The name 2uettottanta, while sometimes confusing in its spelling, holds significant meaning.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta is Pininfarina's vision of how the next generation Alfa spider car should be. (Picture from: Motor1)
Contrary to what many believe, the initial character is a capital "D" from the Renaissance script, not the number "2". The "2" signifies the car's two-seat configuration, "uetto" nods to the classic Alfa Romeo Duetto model, and "ottanta," which means "80" in Italian, celebrates Pininfarina's 80 years of design excellence.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina is debuted at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Visually, the 2uettottanta is a masterpiece of design, featuring sleek and elegant red bodywork characteristic of Alfa Romeo's traditional paint. The car measures 1,797 mm in width, 4,212.6 mm in length, and 1,280 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2500 mm. The front of the car maintains Alfa Romeo's contemporary design ethos, while the side and rear profiles are defined by smooth, flowing surfaces that exude sophistication and fluidity.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept inside is spacious and comfortable. (Picture from: Motor1)
Under the hood, the 2uettottanta is powered by a turbocharged 1,750 cc four-cylinder engine, reminiscent of the 1750 Veloce from 1968, part of the famed "Osso di Seppia" (Cuttlefish) lineage. This engine delivers power to the rear wheels through Alfa's TCT transmission. Additionally, the concept features a newly designed lever for Alfa's DNA adaptive chassis system, enhancing its driving dynamics and performance.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept, in particular, is not such a dramatic departure from current Alfa Romeo thinking. (Picture from: Motor1)
The Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept earned critical acclaim, winning the Car Design Award of the Year for best concept car design at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Its influence extended beyond accolades, inspiring the next generation of Alfa Romeo Spider models destined for the American and European markets.
In celebrating such a milestone collaboration, the 2uettottanta stands as a testament to the enduring legacy and innovative spirit of Alfa Romeo and Pininfarina. This concept car not only honors the rich history of these two automotive giants but also sets a visionary course for the future of automotive design. *** [EKA [19062020] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | WIKIPEDIA | CARSTYLING.RU ]
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