Alfa Romeo’s stunning new coupé, the Alfa GT, has triumphed over stiff competition to win two important European accolades for its outstanding design.
As well as winning the prestigious Design Trophy awarded by the French publication, L’Automobile, the Alfa GT has triumphed at the annual awards for the L'Automobile Più Bella del Mondo (The Most Beautiful Car in the World), winning the votes of an international jury of leading designers, artists, engineers and architects in Milan, Italy.
The jurors elected the Alfa GT the most beautiful coupé/cabriolet in the world because of its classically seductive Italian design, interpreting Alfa Romeo’s traditional styling influences in a modern way to produce a car that is both assertive and elegant, spaciously versatile and uncompromisingly sporty.
The judges recognised the skill with which the stylists at Bertone and Centro Stile Alfa Romeo had drawn on Alfa Romeo's extensive heritage, in particular the 1900 SS, the Giulietta Sprint, the Alfetta and Giulia Sprint GT, yet had produced a car that has its own unique style and character.
The sought-after annual Design Trophy awarded by French publication L'Automobile also celebrated the Alfa GT’s styling, with its readers voting for the Italian coupé ahead of competition that included the new Mercedes CLS and the Citroen C4.
Wolfgang Egger, head of Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, and Lilli Bertone accepted the award at the 26th Trophées de l’Automobile, their joint presence marking Alfa Romeo’s long-standing cooperation with various Italian designers.Published 30 November 2004