We end the work-week with the 2010 Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept, an intriguing car that offers an insight to the current direction Alfa Romeo is taking with it’s sports cars.
With its red bodywork, inspired by the typical Alfa Romeo paintwork, the 2uettottanta is 70.7 in)wide, 165.9 in long, 50.4 in high and has a wheelbase of 2500 mm. Clean, elegantly-lined “simple 2-seater, all-Italian, the car features design cues from the Alfa Romeo Duetto and it has front end that underlines Alfa Romeo character, triangle with Alfa Romeo emblem. The bodywork’s soft curves are set off perfectly by the bold metallic paint. The volumes of the Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta by Pininfarina are light, slender, refined, with shapes that seem to cross the air with ease: the car seems to raise itself from earth and “to go beyond”. This is the result of an optical effect obtained thanks to the line that crosses the car horizontally. The front-end of the 2uettottanta features a central line. To the sides of the Alfa Romeo emblem, there are two air inlets, in a triangular shape. The headlights, based on the last LED technologies, are set under the line that characterizes the entire car. A carbon band in the lower part of the front end acts as a splitter and conveys the air towards the back. The horizontal line that starts from the front wheel and extends to the posterior wheel drives great dynamism. The back too is characterized by smooth and essential surfaces. The two bumps seem to be born from the volume. They look like floating wings and create the roll-bars at the back of the seats. The inside is spacious and comfortable. The form-fitting sports seats give outstanding support, and our arms are held at a perfect distance for us to clutch the small 14.2-inch-diameter retro-styled three-spoke steering wheel. The driving position is low to the ground and the seat back steeply raked. The major controls are placed logically around the steering column and on the central tunnel, as well as across the upper dash. The detailing includes glowing white Alfa Romeo badges on the center of the speedometer and rev counter needles. The gear shift is finished in machined aluminum billet. Beautifully integrated into its design is the bright red start button.