View Full Version : Design Challenge: Alfa Romeo Centennial Concept

07-08-2010, 05:37 PM
1. Talbot Resurrection - There are rumors about Peugeot resurrecting the Talbot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talbot) brand to compete with Renault's Dacia division. However given the brands complex history, should a modern day Talbot be manufactured as an inexpensively priced car or should Peugeot dig deeper into the roots of the brand and build a modern day high powered sports vehicle.

2. Alfa Centennial Concept - Alfa recently commissioned some of the Top Italian design houses for concepts celebrating their centennial anniversary. Can you do better than the MASTERS at Pininfarina (http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/pininfarina/2uettottanta/as/10/ge/pininfarina_2uettottanta_f34_10-ge-as_30310_717.jpg), Zagato (http://uploads.progressdms.co.uk/Image/60135.jpg) and Bertone (http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/bertone/pandion/ns/bertone_pandion_f34_ns_21710_815.jpg)?

07-08-2010, 08:49 PM
Both are good ideas. I think I'll leave it to the rest of you to decide between yourself which of the two will be the most fun for the participants and produce the best designs.

07-16-2010, 12:29 AM

2010 marks the centennial anniversary of Alfa Romeo. As part of the celebration, Alfa recently commissioned Pininfarina, Zagato and Bertone to design concept vehicles honoring the 100 year history of the brand. Now It's your turn, your mission designers is to give Alfa Romeo the ultimate birthday present and design a jaw dropping
concept vehicle celebrating 100 years of history whilst offering a glimpse of what the future has in store for the brand.

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on July 30.
Also, don't forget to post your development sketches and ideations in the Contest Development Thread (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=16571)

07-17-2010, 06:12 AM
Coool Poster Design AXIS...somehow very fittingly-Alfa....
but didnt you decide to make the Design Challenges run a whole month??...or maybe i m wrong... :)

07-20-2010, 07:42 PM
I'm having trouble coming up with anything worthy of Alfa's 100th. Need Italian inspiration!

07-21-2010, 09:04 PM
Guess I'll get the ball rolling on this one…

For my concept I've decided to explore the idea of what if Alfa made an Italian Exotic that was more accessible than a Ferrari or Lamborghini
and would compete with the likes of the Corvette and GT-R.

07-22-2010, 11:05 PM
Cool idea there AXIS

07-27-2010, 07:24 PM
Wow, I think AXIS needs some competition guys...

I'll try to get one in

07-28-2010, 08:29 PM
I'm trying, I'm trying! But I just can't get anything good enough. I guess I'll just enter what I have tomorrow.

07-29-2010, 04:26 AM
Well I had to get something in....

Didn't spend too long on this one, but here's the idea... An Alfa where brutality shows more than elegance, slightly inspired by the Giulia Coupe of 1966...

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7217/alfaromeo3.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/alfaromeo3.jpg/)

07-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Is anyone else going to enter, or should I stick to the deadline and close this tonight?

07-31-2010, 02:16 AM
My internet stopped working so you know...
Rough sketch. Seats two in tandem on the right side and only uses one headlight. Strange isn't it?

07-31-2010, 11:25 AM
AXIS can u hold on for one more day...i m almost done!!i m srry i m, this lateee!!

07-31-2010, 04:09 PM
AXIS can u hold on for one more day...i m almost done!!i m srry i m, this lateee!!

contest extended til Aug 2.

08-02-2010, 09:54 PM
The Alfa Romeo Mystica
http://a.imageshack.us/img175/5321/alfaj.jpg (http://img175.imageshack.us/i/alfaj.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Its not really a well done work, blaring perspective issues and bad shading is obvious. But anyway, here it is. I always felt the grille was underrated in Alfas, so added chipped corners at the top and trident like feel to the front... strong wheel arches and swooping roofline...characteristically strong feauture line... essentially a 4 door sedan but with only 2 visible door handles... A car with a stronger more luxurious appeal...kind of intended for the higher crowd...5 series, E class, XF, A6 etc...

Hopefully one of Alfas signature engines to power it!!

P.S: AXIS...Thanks for waiting!

08-03-2010, 05:44 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.


08-03-2010, 06:12 AM

Although participation fell off for this one, there's still some quality entries that will definitely make voting difficult.

Gentlemen Start Your Voting!
Here are the entries in the order received:

1. AXIS: Alfa Romeo Mamba

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1043/mambav.th.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/mambav.jpg/)

2. NelsonDesign: Alfa Romeo Giulia

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7217/alfaromeo3.th.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/alfaromeo3.jpg/)

3. ElementW: Alfa Romeo AR2PX

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/6033/ar2px.th.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/ar2px.jpg/)

4. dreamersmystique: Alfa Romeo Mystica

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5321/alfaj.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/alfaj.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on August 8.

Also, there's still two open slots left for the Design Battle (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18504) if anyone wants in PM me and let me know!

08-05-2010, 02:45 AM
4.- dreamersmystique
3.- NelsonDesign
3.- ElementW

08-05-2010, 12:10 PM
3. Nelsondesign
2. DreamersMystique
1. ElementW

08-05-2010, 03:02 PM
surprisingly an Alfa Romeo contest that did not attract a strong crowd...holidays i guess...never theless...heres my score:
ElementW : 4 - Perfect use of Alfa feautures...resembles the current gen GT... although I dont like the idea of an Alfa CUV/SUV...it would definitely bring some Italian flair to the segment

AXIS: 3 - Alfa hasnt made a mid engined sportscar since the Stradale...hence the idea if a perfect winner but not a fan of the design...the general design looks a tad dated...but the profile looks good but I feel there isnt enough Alfa Romeo DNA.

NelsonDesign:3 - The Guilia was definitely a heartbreaker but I feel your design wasnt inspired enough. But the thought or idea was on the right track.

In general I think all of us lacked in inspiration....its probably the holiday mood...hehe... ;p

08-06-2010, 02:06 AM
What's an Alfa AR2PX? I don't remember naming it anything.

08-06-2010, 05:55 AM
What's an Alfa AR2PX? I don't remember naming it anything.

That was the name of the image file so I just ran with that

08-06-2010, 08:19 AM
wow...it really is empty in here...

08-09-2010, 05:14 PM

Thanks to all who participated and took the time out to vote.
Here are the results of the voting:

NelsonDesign - 12

AXIS - 11
DreamersMystique - 9
ElementW - 8

Congratulations to NelsonDesign for the winning entry! PM me two topics that you would like to see so that we can get a poll going for the next contest.
Thanks again designers and as always great work!

Also, there's still two open slots left for the Design Battle (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=18504) if anyone wants in PM me and let me know!