Leonora Jui I want it!!
Jean-Jacques Altouvas I will be glad the day Alfa brings back manual transmissions to the U.S. The Giulia Quadrifoglio has been available with the stick shift in Europe since its introduction. Only the Spider 124 Abarth and the 500 Abarth offer the manual here in the States. They are close cousins sharing the same technology but still, I hope they think about us "Old Timers" adept of the 3 pedals (probably not enough demand for manual transmissions and therefore a financial loss rather than a benefit to the group). This is why I am never going to give up on my old GTV6, Spider and 164. Who knows, maybe as I get older I might go for the paddle shifter approach. 😍🤨😞🧟♀️
Delta Alan where find? x2
Dennis Himberger Where find?
Allan Flores Following.
Susanne Farrar Following
Jean-Jacques Altouvas Bertone Design? The one in the back looks like a Fiat X19 in a slightly wider version. Thanks for sharing!🧐
Peter Lundquist Love these concepts, that folks would reduce concepts to practice. However, this article misses the whole transaxle angle ... how many front engine, rear transaxle ‘spiders’ were ever made? What would that driving experience have been? Did the author ever drive a 105/115 spider full out? An Alfetta? Two cars with the same motor that handle very differently. Under ‘duress’ the transaxle really shines. The strongest asset of an Alfa is that it is a machine meant to be operated with joy, not stuck in a garage. Too bad they missed the driving advantages of a transaxle in this article. Not that I am passionate about Alfa’s 😉
Jean-Jacques Altouvas My dear Spider! She is a time capsule! Be safe guys!
Scott Walker Interesting article. I think it is important to remember that these are prototypes. Even if Alfa had pursued either of these designs, the final consumer product would have been very different. You can dismiss the interesting futuristic interior completely. And this was the 1970’s, so don’t forget to add horrible rubber safety bumpers. All in all it is fun to daydream about these cars, but reality is not nearly as fun as the dream.
Charles Chauffe Interesting...