Mole Costruzione Artigianale Almas oozes Italian style. It leaves a little tricolored puddle wherever it sits. It’s currently just a design study by Mole, the company that you may remember from its custom Alfa Romeo 4C project called Alfa Romeo Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001.

Unlike that Alfa Romeo 4C-based project, though, the Mole Almas isn’t built on another car’s underpinnings - it’s bespoke GT car with its own platform and this has given designers the freedom to make it look even more extreme. Its exterior design and styling certainly, the work of Umberto Palermo and Paolo Scudieri, make it stand out and the result is quintessentially Italian and very sculptural - it very successfully borrows design elements from classic Alfa Romeo and Maserati models, but everything is neatly integrated and the result is very visually cohesive.

Both its chassis and body are made from carbon fiber in order to keep weight down. We don’t know how much it weighs, or any technical facts for that matter, but we may learn more after it debuts at the 2019 Geneva motor show.

Exterior

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Posted by UP Design on Friday, March 1, 2019

Borrowing from iconic 1960s Italian sports car shapes, Almas could not have come from another country. It is elegant, sporty and its design somehow suggests the idea of lightness. The front is dominated by the massive Maserati-esque grille, flanked by P-shaped daytime running lights and full LED headlight clusters comprised of four separate light sources, as well as additional intakes under the lights.

There’s also a very pronounced splitter below the front bumper (also made from carbon fiber) and the company logo is displayed on a silver vertical strip in the middle of the grille. It’s really quite a dramatic front end look that’s made even more special by the pleasant shape of the raised, flowing fenders.

From the side, to me it looks quite similar to the Alfa Romeo Montreal built between 1970 and 1977, although the unusual design detail behind the front wheels is similar to what you might see on a new TVR or Aston Martin model.

The thin-spoke wheels are also quite TVR-esque; there is a lot to look from a lateral view, like the side skirts that jut upward and form the front part of the rear wheel arch, or the three parallel lines on the door, one of which is the handle to open the door.

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The sloping, windowless rear continues the drama you get used to after seeing the front and sides.

The light clusters have a dramatic shape, the fairly big diffuser is nicely integrated into the design and the exhausts are big enough to announce this car means business (from a performance standpoint, I mean).

And keep in mind this is probably just an early mockup of the car - it lacks both an engine and an interior, so bare that in mind when you scroll through the gallery. The size will probably stay the same, so the finished, driving vehicle will be the same 4.73 meters / 186.2 inches long, 1.98 meters / 80 inches wide and 1.22 meters / 48 inches tall.

Interior

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The blacked out windows of this design study strongly suggest this vehicle doesn’t have an interior yet. It’s unlikely the doors will be open at its Geneva motor show debut, but we’re sure the interior will be revealed once it’s closer to being done.

Drivetrain

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The car currently lacks an engine, from what we understand, but we do know it will eventually be powered by an internal-combustion engine. If they continue the Alfa Rome link, maybe it will be a unit sourced from the Fiat-Chrysler group.

We also know the engine will sit in the middle of the vehicle and there’s a chance that engine might run on hydrogen. We’ll add more to this section once the information becomes available.

Final Thoughts

Since this Mole Almas is essentially just a rolling sculpture for now (and a very pretty one, might I add), we don’t yet know what to make of it. Right now all it would be good for would be to mount on the wall of your garage as art, or use as a paperweight.

But if it does become a real car, with a real engine and good handling to match its superb looks, then it could quickly win some fans. No time frame for when the final version of the vehicle will be done has been announced, but we are really looking forward to learning more about this stunning piece of Italian automotive design.

Further reading

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C.

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