Check out this modern take on one of Alfa Romeo's most underrated models.
The Vision GT program spawned some radical concept cars for the Gran Turismo video game series designed by manufacturers including Bugatti, McLaren, and Audi. Sadly, Alfa Romeo wasn't part of the program. It's a shame, considering the Italian automaker designs some of the most beautiful cars in the world. To fill this void, render artist Luca Serafini has envisioned what an Alfa Romeo Vision GT concept car could look like.
Serafini calls his creation the 'Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT Concept.' It's a modern take on the 1970s Alfa Romeo Montreal, one of the brand's most underrated cars. While it may not be as revered as other Alfa Romeo models, Serafini has a personal affiliation with the Montreal, which inspired him to update the design for the 21st century.
"Back in 1986 my father bought a shiny orange Alfa Romeo Montreal," Serafini recalls. "All original except the exhaust system, coming from Ansa marmitte. I remember the night he came home with quite irregular V8. He was parking in rear in the garage. The smoke was surrounding and the first things I saw were red taillights and chromed mufflers. As a young boy, I can call it as the beginning of my growing love towards the whole automotive world. Quite often I went downstairs to uncover the orange Alfa and see reflections, lines and shapes. Smelling leather interiors and act as a pro driver. Loved the concave steering wheel. Nowadays it's not a unicorn classic but for me it was so."
Serafini describes the concept as a Montreal "in a Vision GT dress," which is a very fitting description. It's a stunning mix of the past and present, blending design cues from the old Montreal such as the V-shaped intake on the hood and dual headlights with a sleek, modern supercar shape.
Alfa Romeo may not have a halo car in its current lineup, but that will change in the future as the 8C supercar is being reborn in the next decade. We won't complain if it looks anything like this.