Returned after two years of absence from the international stage Bertone at the Geneva Motor Show, the reveal of Alfa Romeo Pandion concept car: however an aggressive the Alfa Romeo beautiful designed as a tribute to the 100th anniversary Coupe’s.
An extreme and controversial sports car on the typical kind of Bertone. The size of the concept car (4620 mm length, 1971 mm wide, 1230 mm height 2850 mm wheelbase) a sports car dimensions with a great sports car offers a sense, all for one liter of 4.7, Alfa Romeo-8-cylinder 450 HP-engine.
Alfa Romeo Pandion concept is the first car of Mike Robinson in his new role as Director of Bertone brand and design produced. A ‘ pure ‘ vision Alfa Romeo Pandion concept takes his rightful place as a member of the family of Alfa Romeo of historical Bertone: cars that were always style icons in the field of the history of the car and Italian craftsmanship in the quality of excellent design, to show that they unquestionably are points of reference for the world of car design.
The name comes from the animal world, as the scientific name of an osprey Pandion haliaetus: a Sea Hawk nest and life in the coastal areas. Designer inspired by the wings of this predator under the direction of Mike moved Robinson, invent mechanisms for spectacular opening of the doors and facial markings of the hawks for the traditional family feeling of Alpha in the next era of project design.
In nearly a century tradition of Bertone, it is not the first time that have inspired the name of the concept cars wonders of nature. Only that the Corvair Testudo (1963) and grey by chance, the Alfa Romeo Kangaroo (1964), (1968) and Delfino (1983).
Design: the first concept
Sleek, muscular body of Alfa Romeo Pandion concept is the result of an original interpretation of the Alfa Romeo badge, where the serpent devouring is represented the attraction of elegance (what the “skin” call). According to this interpretation of Alfa Romeo Pandion concept is, if every Alfa Romeo, a perfect synthesis between the skin and frame, a perfect balance between a tension between opposites: technology and sensuality, rationality and instinct, architecture and sculpture, structuralism, and Organicism, industrial leader and excellent craftsmanship.
The design of the Alfa Romeo Pandion concept is based on a concept called Robinson: “Skin and frame”-a new interpretation of duality in the Alfa Romeo 100-year-old logo. “Skin” refers that the Italian excellence of the world-famous in beautiful, seductive forms; the slang in the logo, and “Context” refers to the cross in the logo, the mechanical excellence. The combination of the two from the tension between opposites grown into a dynamic disk on the search for the ideal balance,: technology and sensuality, rational and emotional design architectural and sculptural forms, organic and structural, high-quality industrial and commercial quality.