So what if 2017 is still seven years from now; some people just have vivid imaginations. Jacob McMurry is one designer that isn’t afraid to experiment with his works and his latest creation – a rendering of a 2017 Alfa Romeo – is clearly no exception.

Described as someting in the range of what should be Aston Martin’s top-of-the-line model, McMurry’s design - he calls it the 2017 Alfa Romeo Executive Fastback Saloon - has ‘futuristic’ written all over it. The car’s overall shape is unique in its own right, especially the tail, which, according to McMurry was inspired by the gondolas of Venice. The ‘sliced’ hood in the front end, as well as the clear glass roof that goes all the way to the rear are a few more examples of McMurry’s rather unorthodox design.

The good thing about designing a car for a calendar year that’s a long way from the present is that you can go bananas with your design. While we’ve seen some pretty good ones in the past, Jacob McMurry’s take on this 2017 Alfa Romeo could have been one of them if it wasn’t for the gondola-looking rear end, which, to be honest, is just completely out of place.


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  (488) posted on 02.3.2012

Is this really a work of a young designer? I think a professional designer crated this concept. The concept is good, but it’s some kind of weird. 

  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

The front view of the car really look more futuristic but I don’t like the back design of car inspired by gondolas in Venice. But for a young designer its an excellent work of art.

  (382) posted on 12.13.2011

It looks so exotic on its front design, and it is really strange on that design. Well, I also wonder if what will be its interior will look like? I hope that the driver could still breathe inside it. smiley

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

Well, that young designer is really so creative! It truly looks very strange and unique on that, and I wonder he/she also designed its interior and what will it be looked like?

  (224) posted on 11.9.2011

It really looks so confusing and very strange on its platform design, and I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will look like? Anyway, I could say that it was still impressive on its futuristic touch.

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

It’s so strange and weird on its front design! And I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will looks like, and I hope that Alfa Romeo really had a plan to put this one on the market, I would really love to see this one in person.

  (374) posted on 09.29.2011

It’s like a cocoon! I’m confused with the design though it is really unique. I must say that this is the first time that I saw that kind of car. However, he must really a genius.

  (559) posted on 09.13.2011

It really had a great impact on combining the red, white and black colors. The head lights might be clever but the exterior for the back is awesome.

  (369) posted on 08.10.2011

It is just a concept so don’t be rude. By the way, the design of the car looks unique. Probably, it will get more eyes. The designer at his young age is great and in the near future, he will surely be. However, Alfa Romeo still needs to focus on their other versions for a bigger production.

  (798) posted on 08.9.2011

Yeah, its kind of a waste of time and effort! I don’t think that Alfa Romeo would make this one into production. IMO,they haven’t perfect the performance of the Zagato, what more for this car?

  (504) posted on 08.9.2011

I like the longer wheel base for the car..but I don’t like the styling on the front and rear body! I have a doubt for production of this vehicle!

  (553) posted on 07.21.2011

I can say that Jacob McMurry is a good designer at his young age. However, it seems to be simply aggressive with its front but the back portion is some kind of strange. By the way, it is still a lot of years before its debut, so he can still redesign it.

  (212) posted on 05.13.2011

Well, it doesn’t really good for me! I think its tail gaits is similar with the tail of the tadpole! And I would say that this is one of the pointless production in auto industry!

  (446) posted on 05.13.2011

I have to say that the platform of this car is quite unique! And no wonder why Alfa Romeo have choose this concept. And I bet with more experience and proper training this young designer would be known in this industry.

  (273) posted on 05.12.2011

Okay, a futuristic concept. But I am thinking of the materials that will use on the production. I smell an overpricing finished product.

  (274) posted on 05.10.2011

Well, that’s true! I don’t like a banana style for my future car! I suggest that they enhance the look for the front and some part in the detailing like the pyramid grille.

  (815) posted on 05.10.2011

2017? hmm. I guess that’s long enough for them to realize that this is just a waste of time. Sorry, but I think this concept is far from the look and style of Alfa Romeo. However, I want to see the other details here on their future production.

  (541) posted on 05.6.2011

I think its too huge or was it wide? And the bumper looks kinda weird for me, really. But the side views are sleek and the roof up to the back part is good, that I can give a nice credit. I guess some alterations can still be made

  (777) posted on 03.31.2011

Well, honestly, I don’t like the shape for it body but the design is great! I like the panoramic roof its awesome. It doesn’t give me a thought that this car was created by a beginner.

  (460) posted on 03.14.2011

this is nice they are giving opportunity for young inspiring designer but
I think they should be more careful with the design most especially its better that they leave it to the expert..

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