• Jan 13th 2010 at 8:58AM
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2002 ItalDesign Alfa Romeo Brera Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Following up on a model as achingly gorgeous as the Alfa Romeo 159 – to say nothing of its Brera coupe and Spider convertible counterparts – is no mean feat. Which could be why Alfa is turning to the considerable pool of talent at its doorstep. According to the latest reports, three Italian design houses will be displaying their ideas of what the next-gen mid-size Alfa should look like.

If the source quoted by Inside Line proves accurate, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March, Stile Bertone will show off a two-door coupe, with a Pininfarina-penned convertible and an ItalDesign Giugiaro four-door sedan sharing the stage as potential candidates to succeed the 159/Brera/Spider line-up. Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo will be taking the wraps off the new Giulietta at its own show stand.

It's worth noting that Giugiaro was responsible for the original concept car that spurred Alfa to put the Brera into production, and Pininfarina was responsible for the car's assembly. And with Bertone also in the mix, this is one fight we're looking forward to seeing unfold on the floor of the Geneva Palexpo.

[Source: Inside Line]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Alfa should DEFINITELY take a page out of the Porsche 911 playbook with the 159 and make evolutionary changes to it as opposed to a completely new look.

      Completely change everything under the sheet metal all you want, but the look is perfect, don't mess with it to much. Heck, just smooth a few edges to make the production car more closely resemble the original concept from 2002 concept and leave it at that.

      The more you change the worse it gets, just look at the original Nissan Murano and the current one
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 159SW is a beautiful machine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      nice design,

      but please make it 4 eyes, not 6.
      : )

      i didn't like the past 6 eyes models, due to this ...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm glad they are considering evolving the 159 line as opposed to trying to make another Alfa Romeo look like a distorted 8C.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Where did you read that they are not going to make another awkward interpretation of the C8, following the Mito and the bigger hatch? It is not in the article, and i definitely think they are gonna go with that. A shame, since the current 159 is very nice, in part due to the amazing 6 headlights.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Brera's design is handsome. Found that the design is by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Lot of handsome snaps of the brera on http://definedriving.com/driving/alfa-romeo-brera
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lets see how many people don't actually read the article, and instead simply comment on the images of the 159 concept from 8 years ago thinking that it's a new concept.

      (Quite the gorgeous car even after all these years, BTW)
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1, too bad it's a Brera concept
        • 5 Years Ago
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