" It’s 1973, you’ve just turned 30 and you’ve been tasked with saving one of the world’s biggest motor manufacturers from ruin. To pull this off your new design company, built on sports car success, is being asked to "
Alfa Romeo Scighera!
It’s been a while since we posted pics of an interesting concept from the past. But Alfa’s Scighera is a fine example of a piece of imagineering from the 1990a that is up there with some of the most outragous concepts from the mid seventies.
It might be no coincidence that this beauty springs from the mind of Fabrizio Giugiaro (yes, the son of the great Giorgetto himself).
It’s difficult to see what this design study from Italdesign was aiming at, but you can see the influence the design has hoovered up. There are elements from Bertone designed classics like the Alfa Carabo, the Lamborghini Miura and even the Stratos zero.
There are pure bred Italdesign flourishes too, though, like the low slung, vented front that recalls early concepts that lead to the BMW M1. And last, and you can’t forget of course, Mr G senior’s ugly Aztec.
The prototype had a mid-engined, twin-turbo 3 litre V6 which apparently produced 400bhp and its 4WD handling must be a doozy.
Apparently the car can be seen in the permanent collection on display in the Italdesign atelier.
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