Published on 15 Mar 2010 by Alison
It’s been 40 years since the first Alfa Romeo Montreal debuted at the Geneva motor show of 1970. The interesting granturismo coupé was designed by the Bertone style centre and was called Montreal because it was based on a 1967 prototype presented at the Montreal show. To celebrate the Alfa Montreal birthday, designer Davide Varenna has produced this drawing of a possible future Montreal for the Young Italian Style competition.
Varenna has kept some of the original Montreal aspects, including the NACA air intake at the front and the six side slits. The modern Alfa Romeo bonnet style lends itself well to the rendering, although Varenna has had to make some adjustments here. The rear looks almost like a muscle car with a hefty tail end and twin exhaust pipes in the centre.
The original Alfa Montreal had a 2.6-litre V8 engine with about 200 hp (230 hp according to SAE measurements), and a five-speed ZF transmission. The weight of the car was under 1,300 kg and it proved to be a powerful, agile sports car. However, the Montreal had too much roll and braking problems, which is a hair-raising prospect at a top speed of 220 km/hr. After seven years Alfa Montreal production stopped after 3,925 vehicles.
Source | Autoblog.it