Posted on: Feb 17, 2013
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Alfa Romeo Previews Gloria IED Concept

Masters students in Turin team up with Alfa Romeo to produce this concept car we’ll be seeing in Geneva.
The 4C won’t be the only new Alfa Romeo to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. That’s where the students of the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin will present the Gloria concept previewed here. Created through collaboration between the Masters students in transportation design and the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, the Gloria concept envisions a svelte new four-door for the marque, which is incidentally preparing to launch successors to both the 159 and 166 sedans.

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Designed with American and Asian tastes in mind, the Gloria concept was supervised by Fiat Group design chief Lorenzo Ramaciotti. Crafted as a full-scale mock-up, it measures 4.7 meters long, over 1.9 m wide, just 1.3 m tall and rides on a 2.9m wheelbase – similar to a Porsche Panamera. The design calls for either a V6 or V8 engine with twin turbos – which Ferrari just recently developed for Maserati, and could find their way into a new production Alfa sedan. OZ Racing sponsored the project, providing its 20-inch wheels and collaborating with the students on a unique iPad app to go with the concept car.

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