Alfa Romeo LEA Concept Perfectly Combines Retro And Modern Styling

Alfa Romeo is credited with building some of the most visually-appealing road and race cars ever created, and while the following concept isn’t an official project, it does fall in line with the marque’s rich design history.

This particular concept is the brainchild of Luigi Memola and is dubbed the LEA, which stands for Linea Emozionante Aerodinamica. It is a low-slung, two-door sports car with an evocative design that beautifully combines retro-inspired elements with more modern components.

The side of the concept is perhaps its best angle. The front end features a pointed nose with a pair of round headlights. A set of unusual, solid wheels force you to look towards the bodywork where you’ll notice small doors and tapered side windows seamlessly connected to the windshield. The side angle also provides a glimpse of the rear louvers and spoiler.

At the rear, the LEA features a number of exposed carbon fiber components as well as a heap of mesh. There are also quad tailpipes and a couple of sci-fi-looking taillights not affixed to the body. Perhaps they’re meant to be holograms. Whatever the case, they’re certainly intriguing.

Other parts of the vehicle’s design that stand out are the thin, vertical headlights, circular fog lights, carbon fiber chin spoiler and a small Alfa Romeo grille. The hood also incorporates a large air extractor and there are small, aerodynamically shaped cameras in place of traditional wing mirrors.

Alfa Romeo’s next supercar will be a successor to the 8C Competizione with a mid-engine layout. While we gather that it’ll look nothing like this rendering, given Alfa’s recent record, we do expect it to be a stunningly-styled machine.

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  • Matthew Torchiana

    This looks more like a modern day at lancia stratos

  • DaruniaG

    Mirrors are awfull

    • paulgdeaton

      I suspect those are cameras

  • Six_Tymes

    certainly stunning

  • Adilos Nave

    Extremely well executed. This is a great concept and showcases the designer’s skills. The renderings are spectacular but I’d only suggest modifying the texture mapping on the carbon-fiber lower cladding. Everything else looks very realistic. Love the ring lightpipes.

  • I GUESS IF CORVETTE IS GONNA ABANDON IT’S CLASSIC PROPORTIONS SOMEONE SHOULD PICK UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF. MAYBE THESE “RENDERS” SHOULDN’T BE CALLED CONCEPTS SINCE THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MANUFACTURER AND ARE CONCEPTS OF NOTHING.

  • Astonman

    love it! I’m in.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Interesting interpretation. Except for the headlights that are more the thing of Ferrari and/or some former Giugiaro touch.

  • Francois Kruger

    This streetfighter should never become an Alfa Romeo. Sell the design to Chevrolet. Now.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Like half of the other concepts posted on here, it has potential.

  • dadar

    something is off about it… not sure why though. definitely not an Alfa… a Lancia, a Pantera, a corvette, even a Muira reborn but too beefy to be an Alfa concept…

  • benT

    SOMEONE’S STOLEN THE RUBBISH FROM MY FRONT LAWN!!

  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s too easy to rip into this guy. The internet allows easy commentary by people whose own talent is far inferior.

  • Ben

    Kinda gives a C3 Corvette + Lamborghini Miura look with something else mixed in there.

  • cat

    I see a ford gt design!

  • AstonMartin

    Masterpiece concept! Great work.

  • Dude

    Hologram tail lights? At first it seems unfeasible but work on plasma holograms could actually be applied for something like that

    In maybe 50 years

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