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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This is What a 505-HP Alfa Romeo Pickup Could Look Like


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When you hear the name “Alfa Romeo”, what images come to mind?  For many, they’ll think of emotionally-charged sports cars like the Duetto Spider or Giulietta Sprint Veloce. Others may envision the radical styling of icons like the edgy SZ coupe. But few will think of a pickup truck, that is, unless this odd rendering floats your boat.
The Photoshop wizards at Hungary’s X-Tomi Design decided to experiment with Alfa Romeo’s latest performance superstar—the 505-horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio—and instead of giving it a second row of seats… they gave it the back end of a pickup.

For all intents and purposes, it is an Alfa Romeo that will never exist in the real world, unless someone gets a bit too eager with a power saw in their garage; nevertheless, we can’t help but grin at the thought of it rolling off the Alfa production lines.


Though car-based pickups (or “utes”) aren’t exactly common in the US anymore, the body style has a massive following in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of South America and Africa. The Aussies are particularly ute-crazy, which has culminated in veritable muscle car utes like the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo and the supercharged Holden Maloo HSV.

While a twin-turbocharged Ferrari-derived V6 Giulia pickup would fit in quite well down under, sadly don’t expect one to arrive any time soon. The standard Giulia and Giulia Quadrifoglio will however take to US shores very soon.

Alfa Romeo noted late last year that the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio (505 hp and $70,000) will arrive by summer 2016 with a 276 horsepower four-cylinder Giulia to arrive afterward. Why should you want one? How does zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph sound?