Italian luxury car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo, just announced a new Supercar concept to its lineup, the Montreal Vision GT. From its start in the early 1900s to becoming famous in the 1960s for its small cars and models, specifically designed for the Italian police, the Montreal Vision GT is a supercar concept on-par with any currently on the market.
When looking at Alfa Romeo’s lineage, a handful of models come to mind: The Guilietta, the Spider, and the GTA are a few. But the lovely Montreal, introduced in 1970, often goes overlooked. Maybe because it was a more-expensive, less-impressive alternative to the Jaguar E-Type and Porsche 911. Nevertheless, one designer wants to see the nameplate back in the Alfa Romeo lineup, and his take on a modern Montreal could influence us to say the same.
The visual comparisons to the original Montreal are obvious. Alfa Romeo’s signature triangular grille, hood-mounted vents, and dual headlights with nifty louvers all carry over. We can only hope that a modern take on the Montreal’s original 2.6-liter V8 (maybe with the help of an electric motor) would find its way underhood.
The Turin based company decided to collaborate with Modena-based digital artist Luca Serafini to bring this striking concept. Shown to the world on Serafini’s page on Behance – the same social media platform which has brought other unique car concept images from Tesla’s pickup and more – these futuristic renderings are the re-imagination of the Montreal coupe, which was first introduced in 1970.
Clearly influenced by the original Montreal, the sleek design features Alfa Romeo’s signature triangular grille, hood-mounted vents, and the dual headlights below sloped slats. Serafini’s noteworthy design includes an elongated hood, potentially as a front-engined platform, and a silhouette which is much curvier than many other Italian exotics. This eye-catching design is both aggressive and beautiful, but no word yet if the concept will ever make it into production.