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Make Alfa Romeo
Model Issima
Concept year 1996
Production year -
Engine V12


Powering the Issima were a pair of V6 engines joined together to form a V12
The Alfa Romeo Issima was a design proposal created by the Swiss styling house and engineering firm Sbarro.

Introduced at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show the Alfa Romeo badged prototype featured a pair of 3.0 litre V6 engines joined together to form a V12 unit with 500 horsepower.

Walter de Silva, who at the time was Alfa Romeo's top designer, even approved of the concept's lines.

Perhaps this explains why the exterior styling of the Issima is remarkably similar to the shape of the Alfa Romeo Nuvola concept - especially around the front - which was to appear only a few months later.

The style line which rises from the middle of the Issima's front wheel arch up and over the rear wheel is a feature which became one of the defining characteristics of the Alfa Romeo GTV's shape.


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