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Re: Geneva: AlfaRomeo X 3 ! ! !

Pininfarina avoids retro design with modern Alfa Romeo Duetto spider - europe.AutoNews.com

Luca Ciferri - February 28, 2010 00:22 CET
Pininfarina will unveil at the Geneva auto show a modern interpretation of the most famous car it produced for Alfa Romeo: the 1966 Duetto spider.

Actor Dustin Hoffman was driving a red Duetto spider in the famous movie, "The Graduate."

Still without an official name, the Pininfarina concept is a two-seat spider with the original Duetto layout: front longitudinal engine and rear drive...

..."Our Spider concept is classic in its proportions but refrains from retro design, laying out a design language for the future," said Lowie Vermeersch, design director at Pininfarina.

The lines of the new spider are as simple as possible, with thin front and rear lamps which just compel the function they have to -- illuminate -- instead of being bulky elements of decoration...

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