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Full details and photos with the Pininfarina 2uettottanta Concept have just been revealed by the well known Italian design studio.

The Pininfarina 2uettottanta Concept features a futuristic and attractive design, and its name points out to the legendary Dueto prom where inspiration was drawn.

Also as a tribute to both Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo, two iconic brands that celebrate 80 and 100 years of existence, the Pininfarina 2uettottanta Concept will have compete against Bertone and Giugiaro for designing the Alfa Romeo 159 replacement.

As Pininfarina says the the 2uettottantadoes not necessarily want only to impress at first glance, but as its design will gradually reveal allits values and make its style eternal.

Pininfarina press release :

To mark its 80th anniversary, Pininfarina proposes an “open” Alfa Romeo that is exciting and a delight to drive

For those who still like to dream in a car. For those looking for amixture of vanity, entertainment, and the pleasure of life in the openair. For those who love icons as the greatest expression of the age welive in. For those who want their cars to be an uncommon sensoryexperience in terms of both style and driving, without being obsessedby performance. For those who want to be excited by a dynamic, sportycar that transmits the exclusiveness and refinement typical of an Alfa Romeo spider designed by Pininfarina.

For all of them, we present the 2uettottanta.

2uettottanta: a name that evokes the legendary Duetto, but also the years of activity at Pininfarina,which launches the celebrations for its 80th anniversary with thisconcept car. And it has decided to do so with a type of car that is by definition, the work of Pininfarina: an Alfa Romeo spider.A very Italian product, which has become an export brand, representingthe inexhaustible talent that the whole world associates with Italy.

The 2uettottanta reflects Pininfarina’s determination to look to the future with optimism following tradition, restating its excellence in design and its acknowledged capacity for aesthetic and technological innovation. It is a concept that represents an innovative approach, projected into the third millennium, to a topic that is firmly rooted in Pininfarina history, the 2-seater spider.And like the best Alfa Romeo sports cars to come from Pininfarina’spencil, the 2uettottanta exalts the driving experience and concentrateson the excitement of being at the wheel of an open car with a greataesthetic personality. It is a car that can make people dream andexcites even after many years. The icon of a lifestylethat harks back to a lively, tumultuous period. Like the Duetto of theSixties, which helped to establish a trend based on the themes ofrebellion and escape, thanks to the film “The Graduate”.

The 2uettottanta is also a tribute to Alfa Romeo, which celebrates its centenary in 2010: the alliance between Alfa Romeo and Pininfarinais one of the most significant and durable in the history of the car,one of men and of passion, of design and cutting-edge technicalsolutions, which has generated an inestimable number of good-looking,innovative cars with plenty of temperament. With a predilection forsports cars and convertibles. The aim is to replicate all this with the2uettottanta. So a clean, elegant line was chosen for this "simple 2-seater",which is proposed with a 1750 cc turbo engine positionedlongitudinally, an obvious reference to the “1750 Veloce” of 1968, oneof the many versions derived from the famous “Osso di Seppia”(Cuttlefish). With its red bodywork, inspired by the typical Alfa Romeopaintwork, the 2uettottanta is 1797 mm wide, 4212.6 mm long, 1280 mmhigh and has a wheelbase of 2500 mm.

The pleasure of driving and feeling in harmony with nature is transformed into light, sleek, refined volumes, and shapes that seem to slip through the air easily. This generates the theme of this concept: the expression of a single volume,which is some way from the ground and suspended. The 2uettottantaalmost seems to lift up from the ground “going further”. It is anoptical effect achieved thanks to a line that crosses the whole car horizontally. An uninterrupted sign applied to dynamic, sporty proportions– typical of Alfa Romeo spiders – accentuated by the configuration ofthe passenger compartment, which is shifted significantly to the rear.The force of the design lies in its exaltation of simplicity, which does not need to show its muscles but concentrates purely on agility and harmony.

The front endof the 2uettottanta underlines its true Alfa Romeo character. Thedesign is simple, with a central line that runs smoothly along the noseof the car, while the execution of the surfaces is more sophisticated.At the centre, in full view, and anything but a purely decorativeelement, is the Alfa Romeo shield, which seems toemerge from the heart of the car and to stretch outwards, inPininfarina’s futuristic, three-dimensional approach. The shield ismade of aluminium and incorporates floating horizontal flaps. On eitherside are the two triangular lateral air intakes. The two elementsimpressed on the imposing bonnet create a natural link between the logoand the large windscreen, which has been designed as a ring inhand-beaten aluminium that emerges from the body of the car withoutinterrupting its flow. The front headlights, which adopt the latest LEDtechnologies, are embedded under the line that gives the whole car itscharacter. A strip of carbon in the lower part of the front acts as anair splitter, channelling the air to the rear end of the car.

The sideview of the car, where the theme of the single volume is repeated,highlights the flowing line of the whole, with the shapes mergingnaturally. The horizontal line “cut” into the sides gives a sense ofgreat dynamism; it starts from the front wheelarch and extends back tothe rear wheel. Like an athlete, for a car, being slim also meansachieving aerodynamic efficiency. Pininfarina hasalways strived for natural shapes that can convey efficiency andrespect of the environment, an approach confirmed by its greatcommitment to the theme of eco-sustainable mobility.The 2uettottanta is in perfect harmony with nature, becoming the formalexpression of a response to the needs of our day: it is an arrow thatflies through the wind almost without encountering resistance.

Smooth, essential, soft surfaces even at the rear,which echoes the front, albeit with slightly more emphasis on themuscles. The design combines stylistic simplicity with a strongcharacter in the volumes and proportions, with details designed tounderline the car’s dynamic, light personality. The two bumps seem toemerge from the volume, becoming floating wings that create theroll-over bars behind the seats. At either end, these bars generate anappendix designed to hold the seat belts. Even at the rear the lightclusters are slender and embedded under the line that defines the wholesection.

Great attention went into the design of the interior.The result is a spacious, comfortable passenger compartment, conceivedwith light, dynamic volumes, which envelop the occupants in a strong,reassuring embrace. The shapes are sewn into the leather, incorporatingthe touch controls: in its functions, the 2uettottanta is faithful toits vocation as a car designed to be a delight to drive. The faciaextends fluidly to the sides merging into the doorway as the naturalcontinuation of the volume of the car, thus creating a perfectsymbiosis between exterior and interior. The dashboard has adriver-oriented configuration with an innovative approach to theclassical circular Alfa Romeo “tubes” that contain the instruments. Thetunnel contains the Alfa DNA gear selector in an ergonomic position;this varies the set-up of the car in three modes, Dynamic, Normal andAll Weather, adapting the behaviour of the various systems on thevehicle (engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, etc.) tothe demands of the driver and the different driving conditions. Thetunnel runs through the passenger compartment and it gives structure tothe chassis, revealing the carbon elements: the choice of this materialreflects Pininfarina’s constant research into alternative materialsthat can make vehicles lighter, reducing consumption and emissions.Another strong element of the interior is the steering wheel, which isa modern interpretation of the Duetto’s perforated three-spoke wheel,with the addition of a shift paddle for sequential control of thedual-clutch gearbox. An enjoyable drive and comfort are also guaranteedby the anatomical sporty seats. All the interior of the car “floats”:the ventilation ducts are positioned between the passenger compartmentand the hull.

The size and design of the tyres, which were created specifically for the 2uettottanta in collaboration with Dunlop,accentuate the impression of strong character and force given by thecar. The tyres are of the low profile type, right on the extreme edgesof the plane view: designed by Pininfarina to incorporate theinnovative technologies developed by Dunlop, their graphics reflectthose of the car. Their aerodynamic shape and very smooth lateralprofile, guarantee better roadholding and less resistance to air, thusreducing consumption. The rims are treated in aluminium in harmony withthe rest of the car, and are a free interpretation of the classicfive-circle Alfa Romeo pattern, revealing the high performancecarbo-ceramic Alfa Romeo brakes by Brembo.

The 2uettottanta is not a pure styling exercise, but also a project and research:the goal is to grasp the spirit of the spider in the configuration, theproportions and the conception of the car as well as in its stylisticimprint. This working method is part of Pininfarina’s genes.For this project, the Pininfarina creative team were given carteblanche to express the values inherent in the Alfa spider “byPininfarina”, the values that are deemed to have made the GiuliettaSpider or the Duetto all-time classics. To achieve this result, the carwas given a particular set-up, with a low centre of gravity and apassenger compartment that is very exposed so as not to isolate theoccupants from the surrounding environment. The result is to bring theroad “nearer” to the eyes of the driver and to increase the sense ofdynamism even at low speed.

What is the 2uettottanta effect? Desire.Whoever sees it “must” possess it, drive it, enjoy it. Because the2uettottanta is not an unattainable dream. Nor does the 2uettottantaonly want to impress at first glance, but to achieve a beauty that doesnot strive solely for immediate confirmation, but gradually reveals allits values and transfers them to the future, making the style eternal.As it did in the case of the Duetto, which continues to be celebratedas an icon of design after more than 40 years. 

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