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2019 Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept

2019 Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept

Based on the Jeep Renegade, it’s the company’s first hybrid vehicle

The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a crossover concept introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Smaller than the Stelvio, the Tonale concept is based on the Jeep Renegade and previews the company’s second crossover. It’s also Alfa Romeo’s first hybrid vehicle. There’s no word as to when it will go in production, but it should happen sometime in 2020.

It’s been three years since Alfa Romeo joined the SUV market with the Stelvio, and the Italian firm is considering an expansion. With full access to parent company FCA’s platforms, Alfa Romeo is putting the Small Wide 4x4 chassis to good use. Already available in the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, and Fiat 500X, these underpinnings will be adopted by the Tonale, Alfa Romeo’s smallest crossover yet. When it hits the market in 2020, the production version of this concept will compete against premium offerings like the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1.

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2019 Alfa Romeo 4C NIVOLA by Ugur Sahin Design

2019 Alfa Romeo 4C NIVOLA by Ugur Sahin Design

Ugur Sahin Reimagined The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and Based It On The 4C

The reinvention of old shapes is somehow mystically exhilarating and reinvigorating. Especially if done properly as is the case with the 4C Nivola. Ugur Sahin Design is one of those life bearers, and its latest project is called the Alfa Romeo 4C Nivola. A car that will blossom and spiritually reimagine the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. And that was, for many, the most beautiful Alfa Romeo of all time.

After its photos surfaced on the Internet, the Alfa Romeo 4C Nivola bathed us all with its charm, historical links with the 33 Stradale (I almost wrote canonical links, because the Alfa Romeo story is more like a movie), and classic Italian glamour.

Yet, the designer behind this work of art, Ugur Sahin, is from Turkey, with the headquarters of his studio located in the Netherlands. That’s where he worked on the 4C Nivola design. It’s been in the works since he’d seen the 33 Stradale at Pebble Beach last year.

This car will not leave you listless, but packed with emotion. At least it did just that for me. I contacted Ugur Sahin, and he was more than straightforward with his answers. This is what I uncovered about the stunning Alfa Romeo 4C Nivola.

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2013 Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept by IED

2013 Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept by IED

Alfa Romeo, in cooperation with European Design Institute (IED), will be unveiling a new concept car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Named "Gloria," the new concept is an attempt in combining sports spirit and Italian style in a sedan specially designed for the American and Asian markets.

The concept is 4,700 mm (185.03 inches) long, 1,920 mm (75.59 inches) wide, 1,320 mm (51.96) high and has been built on a 2,900 mm (114.17) wheelbase. The most striking elements of the new Gloria concept include its three-dimensional hood and the leather strips on the rearmost part of the hood. The concept has been designed to fit a V6 or V8 bi-turbo engine. The unit that will be displayed in Geneva will be offered with a set of 20-inch wheels designed by OZ Racing.

The new Gloria was designed by 20 students from Italy and other countries, and will be presented in a 1-to-4 scale. Also, for the Geneva Show, the concept will be reproduced on the iPad in a virtual environment, so visitors can choose between five models of rims and five body colors.

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2012 Alfa Romeo Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Concept

2012 Alfa Romeo Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Concept

There was once a time when Alfa Romeo had a car called the C 52 that was appreciated for its exceptional aerodynamic qualities, earning itself the nickname "Disco Volante," or in English terms, "Flying Saucer."

That was back in 1952 and it’s safe to say that we haven’t seen a car quite like it since then. That is...until now.

In celebrating the company’s 60th anniversary, Alfa Romeo has teamed up with Italian coach builder, Touring Superleggera, to bring us a modern-day interpretation of the legendary C 52. This model, called the 2012 Disco Volante Concept, is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. It carries a unique aerodynamic design and is built with carbon fiber and aluminum panels that should make its predecessor proud. And for those wondering if the Disco Volante Concept is just a novelty piece, not only does it carry a stout Maserati-sourced 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 450 horsepower, but there’s a good chance that we will see a number of units for this unique supercar out on the streets in the near future.

UPDATE 03/13/2012: Milan-based coachbuilder, Touring Superleggera, has unveiled a very cool promo video for their latest Disco Volante Concept. Enjoy!

Find out more about the Alfa Romeo Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Concept after the jump.

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2011 Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept

2011 Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept

With only a teaser image to go on days before the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, everyone was thrilled to see Alfa Romeo unveil the 4C GTA Concept. According to Alfa Romeo, the 4C GTA is "a compact supercar" which represents the true essence of a sports car and is in line with the brand’s values: performance, Italian style, and technical excellence aimed at maximum driving pleasure in total safety."

The 4C GTA concept is inspired by models like the 8C Competizione and 8C Spider models, but takes their design a step forward. While the two models were focusing on obtaining more power, the 4C GTA Concept’s focus is on weight reduction thanks to the extensive use of carbon.

The concept is powered by a "4 cylinder" 1750 Turbo Petrol engine that delivers an impressive 200 HP that sprints the car to an impressive 155 mph.

UPDATE 08/30/2011: A few months ago, it was rumored that Alfa Romeo would bring an updated version of the 4C GTA Concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Unfortunately, the first details revealed suggest that the only "update" the concept will receive is a new "Fluid Metal" livery that dynamically enhances the smooth, curvy, and original lines of the car. The company has also confirmed that a production version will follow in in 2013. The car will weight around 1873 lbs and will deliver up to 200 HP and a weight to power ratio less than 4 kg/HP.

UPDATE 09/16/2011: During the Alfa Romeo 4C GTA official debut in Frankfurt, the company officials have confirmed that the production version will follow in 2013 and will most likely be the first model to be sold by Alfa Romeo in the USA. Alfa plans to build 15,000 to 20,000 units of the 4C coupe over five years and another 5,000 to 10,000 roadsters will be built by Abarth. In Europe, prices will start from about about 45,000 euros, around $61,000 at the current exchange rates. (AutomotiveNews)

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C GTA Concept.

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2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept

2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept

Alfa Romeo revealed today the official details on the MiTo GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) Concept that will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

The word “Alleggerito” in GTA translates into “lightened”, and Alfa went down to even the small details on this one. Carbon fiber was used for the tailgate spoiler, the roof and the side mirrors. Some steel bits in the braking system, suspension and parts of the chassis were replaced with aluminum. All this dieting gives the car what Alfa claims is a power to weight ratio in-line with its sports cars.

The MiTo GTA is powered by a 1.75-liter turbo engine that delivers 240 hp. Alfa says that the by using technology such as direct gasoline injection, dual VVT (variable valve timing), turbocharging, and a revolutionary management system, the engine performs like one almost twice its size (3.0-liters).

Although this is labeled as a concept car, the production MiTo GTA should not have much changed by the time it arrives in European showrooms as early as this summer.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 Alfa Romeo Visconti Concept by Italdesign

2008 Alfa Romeo Visconti Concept by Italdesign

"An Alfa Romeo flagship that moves beyond the conventional”. That’s how Giorgetto Giugiaro photographs the Visconti, the concept car he created in sheer freedom, just like he did two years ago with the Brera coupe.

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1997 Alfa Romeo Schighera

1997 Alfa Romeo Schighera

Schighera is an Alfa Romeo designed by Giugiaro in 1997. it is powered by a Twin Turbo V6 engine with a maximum power of 400 hp at 7500 rpm. The car can reach a top speed of 206 mph. Specifications
Body architecture: 2-seat Overall dimensions (mm): length 4320, width 1980, height 1145 Wheelbase, front and rear track: 2600, 1655, 1630 Front and rear overhang: 1060, 660 Engine position and drive: longitudinal central engine, permanent integral drive Engine: Alfa (...)

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2006 Alpha-Romeo Spix concept by Creatix

2006 Alpha-Romeo Spix concept by Creatix

Belgian design company Creatix designed the Alfa Romeo Spix concept as an interpretation of what an Alfa Romeo sports car may look like in 50-100 years time.

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1954 Alfa Romeo BAT11DK

1954 Alfa Romeo BAT11DK

Ambitious plans drawn up by former BAT owner Gary Kaberle to construct a brand new member of the famous Alfa Romeo-badged, Bertone-created BAT series, to be christened as BAT11dk, are now well underway. Kaberle is well know as a former owner of BAT9 from 1963 to 1991, the third of the trio, and which legend has it he purchased as a 16-year-old having saved money from running a popcorn stand and borrowing some extra cash from his grandparents.

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2006 Alpha-Romeo Diva

2006 Alpha-Romeo Diva

Built in conjunction with Alfa Romeo, Espera Sbarro presented the DIVA concept at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Styling cues for the prototype hark back to Alfa Romeo’s past, and with its large gull-wing doors, the still unnamed designer is obviously influenced by the iconic Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.

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2005 Alpha-Romeo 8C Competizione

2005 Alpha-Romeo 8C Competizione

Designed and developed at the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, this prototype will become a true brand icon, evoking a great sports car tradition of which the name is part. In the Thirties and Forties, the ’8c’ signature that returns here, identified the racing and road cars that were equipped with the new eight cylinder engine developed by the famous engineer Vittorio Jano. The term ’Competizione’ on the other hand, is a tribute to the 6C 2500 Competizione, the sports coupé driven by Fangio and Zanardi (...)

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2003 Alpha-Romeo Kamal

2003 Alpha-Romeo Kamal

The Alfa Romeo Kamal is a SUV to be launched for the 2007 model year. It uses the GM/Fiat Premium platform, shared with the 159, Spyder, and Brera. A version of the General Motors Premium V V8 engine (familiar as the Cadillac Northstar) will be used, at least in the United States market.

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