2018 Alfa Romeo Spider is a roadster produced by the automaker Italian Alfa Romeo from 2006 to 2010 at the Pininfarina plant in San Giorgio Canavese in Piedmont. The mechanics and the general platform came from the sedan Giulia whose wheelbase was shortened to 2,250 mm. Alfa Romeo Spider holds a record with the Italian manufacturer, 2018 Alfa Romeo Spider is the one that stayed the longest in production, 26 years.
The new 2018 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto is one of the most famous cars of the famous Milanese manufacturer, produced between 1966 and 1993 in the factory of the famous coachbuilder Pininfarina in Grugliasco, near Turin for the first three series and in its new plant San Giorgio Canavese for the fourth round, Pininfarina is also the author of the bodywork design and interior design.
The project to build the convertible version of the famous sedan Alfa Romeo Giulia was entrusted to the master coachbuilder Pininfarina in 1964 and, while the car was almost ready for commercialization, Alfa Romeo launched a contest to choose the name of the beautiful “1600 Spider.” It was a customer of the brand, Mr. Guidobaldo Trionfi residing in Brescia who won by proposing the name “Duetto” which went so well.
The name was, at first on the first series, officially attached to the trade name “1600 Spider”, whose production reached only 6,325 copies from 1966 to 1968. In fact, the name “Duetto” could only be used for one year because of the homonymous with the name of a taste of chocolate for the kids very well known in Italy and abroad. On no other model of this range, this name will be used but it has remained in the imagination and in the common language of this generation of people, that very often one baptizes all the spiders derived from the Alfa Romeo Giulia improperly Duetto.
2018 Alfa Romeo Spider Design
The design of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Spider body was entrusted to the body Pininfarina who proposed a very low car with rounded shapes with convex flanks.The design was entrusted to Pininfarina which, at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, proposed the “prototype Giulietta SS Pininfarina Spider”. The car, a boat with two bucket seats prepared on the platform of the Giulietta SS 1300, aroused great interest among the public and the international press, but the Alfa Romeo leadership judged it too innovative and preferred to continue the traditional production with the “Giulia Spider” and, then with the “Giulia GTC”, whose failure marked the start of the new model production, destined to become the longest in the history of the Milanese company, with 28 years of uninterrupted production, be they well-4 series.
The evolutionary path from the maquette made on the appeal of Franco Martinengo to final prototype was constantly followed by Battista Farina who had made and, in some cases, personally brought, dozens of small changes to the metal sheets, leading to the formal masterpiece represented by the “Duetto”. It was the last car born under the aegis of the great Turin coachbuilder who died a few weeks after the public presentation of the “Duetto”.