Few, if any, Alfa Romeo models of recent times, have rekindled a passion for the Italian brand as much as the 8C Competizione, which was produced in coupe form from 2007 to 2009 and as a roadster from 2008 to 2010 in just 500 examples each.
Even though the 8C Competizione was built on Maserati gear (platform and engine) and assembled at the Maserati factory in Modena, Italy, its unique and exotic looks were enough to get the hearts of Alfa Romeo fans in racing mode. That said, attempting to design a successor isn’t the easiest task for any designer, professional or not, but it’s one that Aurelio Argentieri is willing to take on.
Argentieri’s design project is called the Alfa Romeo Stradale Concept. “I wanted to create a possible successor to the 8C basing on the trademark core values of the brand, which is a symbol of motorsports but without too futuristic elements,” he explains.
According to the designer, the study measures 4,440 mm (173.3 inches) long, 1,930 mm (76 inches) wide and 1,250 mm (49.2 inches) tall.
Unlike the original 8C Compeitizione that sported a front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive layout, the Stradale Concept features a mid-mounted engine, which strikes us kind of strange, judging by the lack of any air-vents and –outlets on the body…
Designer: Aurelio Argentieri Carbodydesign