Frankfurt Preview: Alfa Romeo 147 C’N’C CoSTUME NATIONAL

Remember the music group C+C Music Factory back in the 90’s – no? How about their hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”? Well, don’t sweat on it; they’ve got nothing to do with Alfa’s limited edition 147 anyway – we just thought we’d share a brain-dead moment with you. However, Alfa does support that the special edition C’N’C CoSTUME NATIONAL is inspired by the music world – Pop, Indie, and Garage – by ‘street culture’ and by the multimedia world. And yeah, we’re still trying to find the connection but whatev. -Press release and images after the jump

Press Release: The Alfa 147 C’N’C CoSTUME NATIONAL special series Frankfurt sees the debut of the new 147 C’N’C CoSTUME NATIONAL, the fruit of collaboration between Alfa Romeo and stylist Ennio Capasa. It was inspired by the music world – Pop, Indie, and Garage – by ‘street culture’ and by the multimedia world. This special series will have a production run of 1000, and will be characterised not only by the exclusive Eldorado White paintwork with its exclusive mother-of-pearl effect (Polar White for the normal output), and by special refined details like the chrome-plated exhaust terminal, glossy black wing mirror cases, darkened rear lights and exclusive painted, sparkle-effect 17” wheels with their aeronautical design. And the ‘147 C’N’C’ logos on the pillars and tailgate add an extra touch of refinement. The dark shades of the interior create an elegant dynamic environment, with seats upholstered in leather and perforated Alcantara with a jacquard tone-on-tone pattern, and a contrast between the black varnished pillars, ceiling and trims and the white of the bodywork. The sporty personality of the 147 C’N’C CoSTUME NATIONAL is also evident in other details like the red background of the instruments with white lighting, carpeting mats with identity plate and aluminium heel-high strips. The version on display is a 5-door, equipped with the sparkling 150 bhp 1.9 JTDM engine; the most sophisticated safety features are standard equipment – from VDC to ASR, ABS complete with EBD and 6 airbags – and there is a wide range of options: a Bose® Hi-Fi system with subwoofer, low suspension settings, Xenon headlights, satellite navigator and antitheft system.