By on March 2, 2010

With all the drama surrounding Alfa Romeo’s future, it’s heartening to see that the brand is still taking the time to work on core competencies like the emotional drop-top two-seater. Nobody knows for sure if Alfa will survive past the end of this year, but if they do, this is probably how they should celebrate. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has been urging Alfa to “find religion,” and soon… happily, the 2uettottanta Concept sure looks like the work of true believers. With just a little Pontiac Solstice thrown in for good measure.

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14 Comments on “What’s Wrong With This Picture: A Solstice For Alfa’s Dark Night Of The Soul Edition...”


  • avatar
    jkumpire

    That is a beautiful car, I would buy that in a New York Minute…..

    Except:

    1. Being 6’4″, I can’t fit in it.
    2. The trunk is so small, I can’t carry anything in it.
    3. I can’t afford it.

    Still, it is a beautiful car…

  • avatar
    educatordan

    I honestly thought that it was a Pontiac Solstice with a body kit.

  • avatar
    jimboy

    Beautiful, thats what Alfa needs to bring to North America.

  • avatar
    pgcooldad

    “It will be back,” Marchionne said at an fund raising event in suburban Detroit.

    Marchionne said he is trying to combine Chrysler and Fiat in a way that would ensure long-term success, and restated that Alfa Romeo, Fiat’s premium sports car brand, eventually will return to the United States for the first time since 1995.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20100228/BUSINESS01/2280700/1322/Marchionne-helps-Italy-talks-merger

    I’m not sold on the above design but it’s a start. Yes, too Solstice-like.

  • avatar
    Autojunkie

    I can’t tell what’s wrong with this picture becasue the the tear in my eye is making it difficult to focus.

    It looks like a Solstice much like the Solstice looks like a Miata.

  • avatar
    CyCarConsulting

    Put a Solstice badge on it, and it won’t sell. Put an Alfa badge on it and there will be a line waiting. I guess the young buying public was not schooled by their grandfathers on Alfa 101. This will be interesting to watch.

  • avatar
    shaker

    Mentioning the “S” word has essentially poisoned the article/car — should have left it to the “B&B” to reach that assessment.

    • 0 avatar
      educatordan

      +1 You’re right. But if Alfa does build it my wager is that with 12 to 24 months of production starting, body kits to turn a Solstice or a Sky into a look alike will be on the market, just like the kits to make your Miata look like a BMW Z3.

  • avatar
    photog02

    Having seen an Alfa yesterday (albeit a 164), maybe I am primed to like it. Still, it is a thing of beauty and probably entirely worth all the pain it is waiting to inflict on a future owner.

  • avatar

    Beautiful.

    I don’t get how it looks like a Solstice, except that they’re both roadsters. I mean, a 1964 Imperial and a 2010 ES 350 are both luxury cars, with four doors and four wheels, but there the resemblance stops.

  • avatar
    gogogodzilla

    Very nice looking car.

    If I were in the market for a 2 seater, I’d definitely want to check this out.

  • avatar
    porschespeed

    Gorgeous.

    I guess I kinda understand how people are getting Solstice undertones, but the Solstice was just a totally Pontiac looking car – even the Aura looked better.

    All the Solstice needed was a screamin’ chicken on the hood and they could have named it TransAm redux.

    If the finished product is as sexy as the concept, I may return to having at least one Alfa floating around…


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