A Fan Letter For Alfa Romeo

January 31, 2015   /   byLisa Braswell  / Categories :  Alfa Romeo Fans, Uncategorized

If you are not familiar with the name Alfa Romeo by now then I just have to ask you what rock have you been hiding under?! I’m kidding of course (especially considering that I knew next to nothing about the company before I began doing my own personal extensive research last year) but Alfa Romeo should be a house hold name around the world by now. The Italian vehicle manufacturing company’s history has been traced back over a hundred years now, with an intimidating lineage that dates back to the very infancy of automobiles and the beginnings of racing.

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This clearly beautiful vintage vehicle is called the 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato. Now I’m not a particularly wealthy person so I don’t think I’d be able to afford something this exquisite if I saved every dollar in my life, but that certainly won’t stop me from admiring such a marriage of artistic craftsmanship and mechanical engineering brilliance. © Brian Snelson.

What could you expect from Italian car manufacturers? As you can see in any of the pictures displayed in this article, Alfa Romeo has style by the truckload. From the front to end of these vehicles you can see these typically aerodynamically designed cars clearly have their origins in the racing scene. But just having a beautiful car that moves with raw power while gliding with immeasurable grace isn’t enough for most people and Alfa Romeo has done well to not disappoint.

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Pictured above you can see the 1953 Alfa Romeo BAT 5 Concept Car. At conventions and showroom displays it’s not a surprise to find interesting concept vehicles that you won’t find anywhere else, but even in terms of concept cars, this one definitely stands out. I’m not sure if it was the intention of the designers at Alfa Romeo but the car actually reminds me of something that Batman might drive… © Rex Gray.

The safety features you can find in many of the newer models of Alfa Romeo include multi-point seatbelts and several airbags throughout the vehicle. Some include helpful track lighting around the bottom of the doorways or blind spot camera viewfinders which have been invaluable in minimizing damage done in in collisions, if not preventing them entirely. I’m looking forward to the future, just to see what new work of art that Alfa Romeo will come up with next.

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For a more modern example of Alfa Romeo’s capabilities, here you can see the Alfa Romeo Diva, which was first debuted in 2006 and was a collaborative effort between Alfa Romeo and Elasis (the Fiat Group’s research center). I’d imagine the older vehicles lack the modern conveniences and safety features that the Diva can boast, not to mention the raw power of modern engines. © SOCIALisBETTER.