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1997 Alfa Romeo Scighera

Italdesign's working concept car, designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro (son of Giugiaro senior, the man behind the Alfasud 1971, VW Golf 1974, and Fiat Panda 1980). The engine was placed in front of the rear axle, 3-liter V6, twin-turbo DOCH 24-valve producing 400 HP and 0-100 in 4.9 secs. The all-wheel-drive system, sequential six-speed gearbox, and a weight of 1200 kg. 2 seater w removable side windows. All aluminum body fitted to a super lightweight frame made of an aluminum-carbon fiber composite material. L: 432, H: 115, W: 198 cm.

The Scighera, "mist" in Milanese dialect, was a 1997 homage to Alfa's glory and reputation on the track. The bonnet arose directly from the grille shield, and the extreme shape incorporated a spoiler derived from Formula 1 cars, emphasized by the brand-new 'clown-eyed' headlight motif. The windscreen took its inspiration from cars of the 1950s and 1960s, with a chassis extending at the side without affecting access to the car.

The large bonnet and wing are in one piece and open in two movements: the first allows refueling while the second allows access to the engine. The bonnet incorporates a window that allows a glimpse of the power unit. The window is lifted using a gull-wing mechanism and can be removed for conversion to an open-topped car.

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