With the brand’s future uncertain, the Alfa Romeo GTS is the perfect catalyst to set the chain reaction into action again. The coupe is a balanced mix of styling, aesthetics and everything an automotive enthusiast demands from a compact modern set of four-wheels.
Alfa Romeo is one automotive brand that is driven by the emotion of love. Car enthusiasts owned the Italian brand’s four-wheelers because they instantly fell in love, rather than their urge for the need to buy one. All this boils down to the jaw-dropping cars, the marque has produced over the years which holds the likes of Giulia Quadrifoglio gta, Montreal, Disco Volante Spider or Tipo 33 Stradale. While all these flashy cars set the tune for the brand, the GT series from the 60s and 70s is not overshadowed in any way.
The sporty coupe is right up there with the best Alfa Romeo models thanks to the highly appreciated timeless design. While the brand is jostling for survival, a fresh breath of air is infused by an automotive designer to hint at the future revival plan to resurrect the lost glory. Guilherme Neves Araujo has penned the Alfa Romeo GTS that looks to go the EV way for the mission. The concept has the allure of the 2000 GTA model with the infusion of a model element.
On the front, the vehicle looks straight out of the Alfa Romeo blueprint design wing. The overall dimensions remind me of the Polestar 1, another tell-tale sign that the GTS is an EV in the making. The wide wheel arches instantly trigger my brain towards the muscle car influence (a hint of Dodge Challenger and not necessarily Mustang), pointing to a performance-oriented beast underneath. No matter from where you glance at this ride, the balanced proportions are its forte. The rear is a bit subdued but it captures the overall appeal and wraps up the car’s flowing aesthetics nicely.
Alfa Romeo is still focusing on the SUVs in the house, and this kind of vehicle would certainly pump life back into the brand. When pushed to the wall, Alfa Romeo should go all-in for such bold designs and surprise the competitors. Too bad, the Guilherme’s design is just a concept for now, and I hope the universe conspires to bring this beautiful Italian four-wheeler to life. An Alfa Romeo GTS in the real world is what I want to see. Are the lead designers at Alfa Romeo listening?
Designer: Guilherme Neves Araujo