In the unlikely event that Alfa Romeo takes its Marshall MiTo concept car
into production, you might find yourself looking for a guitar to plug into the JVM205H head at the back that matches its rock pedigree. A guitar like this eye-catching build from Harrison Custom Guitar Works perhaps.
Over the years, we've seen a number of audio-focused vehicle tunes, including the Nissan Juke Box
and recent Volkswagen Amarok Power
. A new audio tune package packs the sporty Alfa Romeo MiTo
full of the sound and look of the guitar amp legends at Marshall. The Alfa MiTo by Marshall concept car combines raw motoring and rawer sound.
Even though this year's Detroit
auto shows provided us with a number of big concept releases and production debuts, the New York Auto Show still remains one of North America’s premier events. Gizmag was on the ground last week to investigate some of the show’s more interesting debuts and North American reveals. Here’s our first-hand look at some of the highlights and the key designs from the 2014 show.
Ever since we first laid eyes on the Alfa Romeo 4C
, we've been thinking that the top just needs to come down. The ultralight two-seater seems made to drive with the air rushing through your hair, and a convertible version is finally on the way. Alfa Romeo revealed the 4C Spider last week at the Geneva Motor Show
, and while it called it a "Design Preview" on paper, it looks awfully production ready.
If you were compiling a list of the world’s sportiest front wheel drive cars, you’d no doubt start with names like the MINI Cooper S, Volkswagen Golf GTI or Scirocco R, Ford Focus RS500 or Taurus SHO, Honda Integra Type R, Vauxhall/Opel Vectra or Astra VXR models, Peugeot 205 GTi, Alfa Romeo 147 or 156 GTA models, Nissan Altima Coupe, Mazda speed3, one of the Renaultsport Meganes, or if you’re a little older perhaps the Lotus Elan, Lancia Fulvia, Fiat Abarth or Volvo S80 T6. Now there’s a new name to put at the very top of that list and several new contenders gunning for the crown.
Monterey Car Week is a gathering of the most sublime examples of four-wheeled transportation the world has to offer. The 2013 event was no exception, spanning everything from the latest concept vehicles
to million dollar museum pieces and collectibles from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti. Here's Gizmag's through-the-lens look at the highlights from this Californian automotive feast.
This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance saw 260 distinguished collectible cars gathered on the 18th fairway of the famous links to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the event. Nestled amongst this mouth-watering automotive array was the “concept lawn” – a new world order showcase of over twenty concepts cars and new production models including world and North American debuts. Gizmag was there to capture the best of what the lawn had to offer.
For two years, the Alfa Romeo 4C has been one of the great teases of the auto industry. A lusciously Italian ultralight sports coupe rumored to be as affordable as a Porsche Cayman, the 4C has shown all kinds of potential since showing up as a concept at the 2011 Geneva auto show. Now it's officially here. The stylish coupe, which will mark Alfa's return to the U.S. market, is priced and ready to for production lines.
Another debut to look forward to at next month's Geneva Motor Show
has surfaced in the form of "Gloria" – a sleek, luxury saloon concept born from a collaboration between between the European Design Institute (IED) of Turin and the Alfa Romeo Style Centre. Gloria is part of IED’s educational program aimed at producing the car designers of tomorrow and like the Alfa Romeo 4C
, the design has been penned with the American market mind.
The Alfa Romeo 4C is set to make its debut at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva next month. A production version of the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept which combines the efforts of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, the new mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seater coupé will also mark the return of the Italian marque to the U.S. market later this year.