The original Alfa Romeo Giulia was one of the prettiest European family
cars from of the 1960s and 70s. The coupe version was particularly
good looking, and especially the 1963-1966 Giulia Sprint GT. With
Alfa Romeo's current styling language, and also their naming protocol,
currently looking to their past models for inspiration, designer Dragos
Prodan decided that it was about time the Giulia coupe was brought
back to life.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Concept was designed to match up with the company's
current lineup of models - while also providing a healthy dose of
classic Italian style.
The base for Prodan's Giulia coupe concept would be an all-new platform,
and one which makes good use out of a variety of lightweight materials.
The front and rear bumpers, as well as the roof, are made from carbon
fiber reinforced polymer. While the doors, hood and other body panels
are all formed from aluminium. Prodan even goes so far as to propose
using polycarbonate windows for the concept.
For a small, four-seat coupe with retro styling it manages to look
aggressive and purposeful while also being practical, and there's
a well calculated balance between the classic styling and the modern
engineering. The only downside is the rear bumper and taillight panel,
which look a little too busy. But there are some lovely details too
- like the flush-mounted nickel-plated door handles, classically inspired
pepper-pot alloys, and pillar-less side windows.
For power, the Alfa Romeo Giulia concept is fitted with a hybrid drivetrain
which employs a 180 horsepower gasoline engine, and a 109 horsepower
electric motor supplied by a lithium-ion battery with 30kWh of storage
capacity. The battery pack can be charged either on the move by the
engine, by a dedicated charging station, or by a standard household
power socket. The Alfa Romeo Giulia concept can be run in pure electric
mode for up to 30 miles (50km).
|Engine / Drivetrain
||Hybrid / IC + electric