27.12.2007 FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE ALFA
Although the car is shrouded by a cover in
the two images which have circulated the
internet today, some of the Alfa 'Junior'
styling details can be clearly seen.
Images of an
Alfa 'Junior' prototype have broken cover on the
internet today, offering a first tantalising glimpse of
this important new project which is expected to debut at
the Geneva Motor Show next March.
Although the car
is shrouded by a cover in the two images, some of its
styling details can be clearly seen. The main styling
influences on Project 955 have been the 8C Competizione and,
to a lesser extent, the Alfa Romeo Diva concept car.
The front of the baby Alfa will be characterised by two
large oval headlights perched high up on either wing. This
styling treatment is in fact an Alfa Romeo styling hallmark,
shared on classic models such as the Giulietta SZ, Giulia TZ
series as well as the 1966 Duetto.
The scudetto grille will be relatively sharp in form and
thrusting, giving an impression of a low bonnet and a
powerful stance. Small air intakes will feature on the lower
half of the front bumper, flanked by mistlights. Surrounding
the mistlights will be aerodynamic spoilers similar to the
The wheelarches on the baby Alfa will be a main focal point
on the side of the car. Both the front and rear arches will
be relatively muscular.
The rear of the car will have large round taillights, as on
the 8C Competizione, and a kamm-style tail. The rear bumper
will have a large unpainted section providing a diffuser
impression and certain models will have an intriguing
stainless exhaust tip, with two oval pipes merging together.
This exhaust detail is in fact similar in style to those
fitted on certain models of the Porsche 996 Turbo.
2007 Interfuture Media/Italiaspeed