The special editions of Alfa Romeo models Giulia and Stelvio “6C Villa d’Este” debuted relying on the heritage of this brand.
They are characterized by specific technical and aesthetic elements, and among them is the inherited three-layer shade of red Etna, as a homage to the original from 1949.
The colors and design elements of the new version of the limited series are inspired by the elegance of the 6C 2500 SS Coupe produced by Alfa Romeo in the 1940s, an authentic masterpiece of 20th century automotive art.
In the 1949 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este, this car won the “Referendum Grand Prix” – an award given to it directly by the audience, making it an eternal synonym of the spirit of this event.
The Giulia is equipped with a 2.2 Turbo diesel engine with 190 hp or a 2.0-liter petrol version with a turbocharger and 200 hp, both with rear-wheel drive.
The Stelvio comes with a 2.2-liter turbocharged engine with 210 hp or a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 280 hp, both in a diesel version with front-wheel drive and four aluminum cylinders and a carbon-fiber crankshaft, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the paintwork, the special series features chrome side window frames and lightweight 21-inch five-hole alloy wheels on the Stelvio and 19-inch on the Giulia.
Inside, there are electrically adjustable heated seats made of premium beige leather with an embroidered inscription “6C Villa d’Este” on the front headrests. The control panel also stands out with its embroidered details and silhouette.
The aluminum gear lever for the automatic transmission is also standard. Of course, the vehicles also come with second-tier ADAS systems, a reversing camera with dynamic network, front and rear sensors, a wireless charger and a tailgate with automatic control.
Design and attention to detail
The 6C 2500 SS “Villa d’Este” was one of the last Alfa Romeo models to be produced with a ladder chassis detached from the body. Only 36 of these vehicles were produced, each different, made to measure according to the wishes of the customers and the inspiration of the body builders. An ideal example of Italian knowledge, unique workmanship and attention to detail, all of which can still be seen in the models of the Alfa Romeo brand, in order to embody its values of sophistication and recognizability of the phrase “Made in Italy”.
The legendary location creates a part of the brand’s history
The connection between the Alfa Romeo brand and Villa d’Este began with a deep connection between Milan – the birthplace of the Alfa Romeo brand – and Lake Como, the salon of the city’s aristocracy and a showcase for Italian excellence around the world. That same connection has stood the test of time and has remained stable to this day. Even when the focus of the car world shifted to mass production and when the Concorso d’Eleganza became a dazzling memory of an era that will never be seen again, Villa d’Este lent its appeal to photography sessions, events, presentations and gatherings where antique and concept cars of the brand with the snake emblem received prestigious awards.
Source: Auto magazin by www.magazinauto.com.
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