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Pininfarina 2uettottanta (2010) at Geneva motor show

Thu, 04 Mar 2010

How do you make a Ferrari 458 Italia and Maserati Grancabrio look a bit bland? Plonk them on stage next to your stunning concept. That’s exactly what Pininfarina did at the 2010 Geneva motor show with its Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta show car, and next to it the black 458 and cream Grancabrio garnered no attention whatsoever.

The 2uettottanta is a concept car by Italian design house Pininfarina, to celebrate both its 8oth birthday, and Alfa Romeo’s centenary. It’s Pininfarina’s vision of a future open-top Alfa. The headlamps and taillights are very minimalist, but the bodywork is flowing and voluptuous (even more so in the metal) and the proportions are spot on. We could describe the looks further, but we’ll leave you to drool instead.

Unfortunately there are no plans for the 2uettottanta to become a production car – there’s no rolling chassis underneath the concept either – but it’d be a great £25k roadster. Pininfarina designed it with a 1750cc turbocharged petrol engine to pay homage to the 1750 Veloce of 1968. There are no production plans, but it would look great in a remake of The Graduate.

By Ben Pulman