Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Alfa Romeo 6C Cuore Sportivo Design Concept

The last great sports car to be produced by Alfa Romeo was the 8C Competizione offered in limited numbers between 2007 and 2010, which shared its platform and V8 engine with the Maserati GranTurismo.

For the near future, the Italians have promised us at least two new sports models, the 4C mid-engine coupe and the next Mazda MX-5-based Spider, both of which are expected to be less spectacular than the 8C, but also much more affordable.

Whether Alfa Romeo will venture again into the upper echelons of the sports car segment remains a mystery for now, but two fans of the Italian brand, George M. and Florian J, who both work in the automotive industry, have come up with a fresh conceptual idea for a striking GT named the 6C Cuore Sportivo.

Florian told CarScoop that the concept pays homage to Alfa Romeo's past coupes while also looking into the future of the brand.

We'll let Florian do the rest of the talking about the study from here in the email he sent to us:

"Designed in tribute to the great Alfa Romeo GT coaches, the 6C Cuore Sportivo consequently takes the features of different past models from the company, through a modern approach, and in the continuity of the 8C Competizione.

This project, evoking different periods standing for the peak of the Milanese firm was born from a discussion between two Alfisti passionate professionals working in the automotive industry, George M. and Florian J.

From the front inspired by the 30s through the 6C 2500 Sport Touring Berlinetta, to the back oriented like the 8C Competizione as the 60s proudly represented by 33 Stradale, the car clearly adopts the genes of Biscione, acquired through its glorious history.

Mingling classic curves and sharp lines, 6C fully assumes its neo retro look. If the front, dissociated, differs from the more unified rear, the global style of the car is guided by the V-shape or boomerang, which is mainly represented by the grille.

This geometry is particularly found in lights, lateral outlets and exhaust. Addition to door handles dissimulated in the same way as on the 156, there is also the Quadrifoglio Verde which enables door opening."

Designers: George M. & Florian J.

Source: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-alfa-romeo-6c-cuore-sportivo-design.html

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