It's a body style the brand should really consider reviving.
Ever since the Alfa Romeo Giulia's thrilling QV performance derivative, fans of the brand have been yearning for a two-door coupe model that would match the iconic persona of the GTV. Despite previous rumors stating that such a product was in development, we still haven't seen any news regarding the progress of such a car through the Italian brand's official channels.
Company CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato has expressed a great desire for the brand to return to its sports car roots and not rely too heavily on the crossover market but also argues that the company needs to become profitable. This is a challenge if your focus is placed on aspirational products like sports coupes and GTs.
The factor of profits seems to prevent our dreams from becoming reality, but some digital designers are taking it upon themselves to envision these cars that are struggling to get greenlit. One such artist is Maxim Shershnev who has penned a stunning rendition of what a modern Alfa Romeo sports coupe could look like.
The concept design seen here doesn't quite align with Alfa Romeo's current design language but rather pays homage to its cars from the 60s such as the GT Junior and Spider Duetto. These can be seen in the compact hood, short overhangs and trunk section, low roofline, and extended wheel track.
Shershnev has implemented a multitude of futuristic cues that range from slim LED head- and taillights, large-set air intakes applied to the front bumper, disguised door handles, and a central triangular exhaust that complements the signature grille. The modern interpretation of Alfa Romeo's iconic telephone dial wheel design is a nice finishing touch.
Unfortunately, for the time being, we can only dream of Alfa Romeo reviving the compact front-engine sports car design but, if you have the funds to spare, some private manufacturers are creating thrilling restomods of the classic Giulia with powertrains ranging from modern EVs to fire-breathing twin-turbo V6 units.