November 26, 2004 Alfa Romeo's 2004 winning streak continues with an international jury of leading designers, artists, engineers and architects electing the Alfa Romeo GT as the most beautiful Coupe in the world in the annual 'World's Most Beautiful Automobile' (L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo ) awards.
The jury included such famous names and leaders in their fields as Bruno Alfieri, Ermanno Arslan, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Rossana Bossaglia, Patrick Caulfield, Giulio Cappellini, Fulvio Cinti, Gillo Dorfles, Piero Dorazio, Heinz Mack, Vico Magistretti, Kenneth Noland, Mario Piazza, Antoine Prunet, Carlo Rivetti, Bruno Sacco and Massimo Vignelli.
The judges recognized how the stylists at Bertone and Centro Stile Alfa Romeo had used masterful skill to draw 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 truly has its own unique style and character.
Joining the organisers of L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo in celebrating the Alfa Romeo GT, the prestigious French design publication, L'Automobile, has presented its annual Design Trophy to Alfa Romeo for the GT. To win the award in the 26th Trophèes de l'Automobile, the Alfa Romeo beat fourteen other models that included the new Mercedes CLS.
The "Most beautiful car of the year" award was introduced in 1988 at the Automobile Festival, with the concept and spirit immediately captured the imagination of the public and manufacturers. Previous winners of the award have included: 2003 - NISSAN 350Z; 2002 - MERCEDES CLK; 2001 - MERCEDES Classe C Coupé Sport and 2000 - BMW 3-Series Coupé.