2uettottanta, Pininfarina's open-topped concept sport
car tribute to Alfa Romeo's centenary and which won of
the 2010 Card Design of the Year Award, will be
exhibited at the Qatar Motor Show, held next week at the
Doha Exhibitions Center.
Following the success
of the first edition, the Gruppo Carrozzieri ANFIA (Associazione
Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica), the
Italian Association of the Automotive Industry – once
again proposes another "collective" presentation under
the Made in Italy banner. Four Italian brand names,
Pininfarina among them, will be exhibiting their
creations in a dedicated area at the Qatar Motor Show.
2uettottanta is a name
that aims to evoke the legendary Duetto, but also the
years of activity at Pininfarina, which launched the
celebrations for its 80th anniversary in 2010 with this
concept car. And it decided to do so with a type of car
that is by definition, the work of Pininfarina: an Alfa
2uettottanta reflects Pininfarina’s determination to
look to the future with optimism following tradition,
restating its excellence in design and its acknowledged
capacity for aesthetic and technological innovation. It
is a concept that represents an innovative approach,
projected into the third millennium, to a topic that is
firmly rooted in Pininfarina history, the 2-seater
spider. And like the best Alfa Romeo sports cars to come
from Pininfarina’s pencils, the 2uettottanta aims to add
a driving experience and to concentrate on the
excitement of being at the wheel of an open car with
personality. It aims to be an icon of a lifestyle that
harks back to a lively, tumultuous period. Like the
Duetto of the Sixties, which helped to establish a trend
based on the themes of rebellion and escape, thanks to
the film “The Graduate”.
2uettottanta is also a tribute to Alfa Romeo, which
celebrated its centenary in 2010: the alliance between
Alfa Romeo and Pininfarina is one of the most
significant and durable in the history of the car, one
of men and of passion, of design and cutting-edge
technical solutions, which has generated many
good-looking, innovative cars with plenty of temperament.
With a predilection for sports cars and convertibles.
The aim is to replicate all this with the 2uettottanta.
So a clean, elegant line was chosen for this "simple 2-seater",
which is proposed with a 1750 cc turbo engine positioned
longitudinally, an obvious reference to the “1750 Veloce”
of 1968, one of the many versions derived from the
famous “Osso di Seppia” (Cuttlefish). With its red
bodywork, inspired by the typical Alfa Romeo paintwork,
the 2uettottanta is 1797 mm wide, 4212.6 mm long, 1280
mm high and has a wheelbase of 2500 mm.
2uettottanta won the Car Design of the Year Award
for 2010 in the concept car category, as a result of a
survey by Car Design News, the leading online
publication that focuses exclusively on the world of
automotive design. Also in 2010 the Pininfarina design
team was presented by the Editor-in-Chief of Czech
magazine AutoDesign & Styling with the
AutoDesign Award-Design of the Year Award in the
concept car category.