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December 6, 2019

Commentary: A New Design – The Alfa Romeo LEA Concept

Alfa Romeo LEA Concept

by Wallace Wyss –

We hear about the supercars, the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, etc. but had almost given up on Alfa Romeo coming up with an exotic until we saw the Alfa Romeo LEA Concept sports car designed by a new designer. But it turns out Luigi Memola is not an Alfa designer but an independent, Head of Design at EPTA Design ltd London.

Alfa Romeo LEA

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His design is illustrated on a site called Car Body Design. Apparently it is only a model car now, as Alfa is not working on a mid-engine sports car at the present.

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The designer admits his inspiration for the Alfa Romeo LEA Concept was the ‘60s car, the 33 Stradale. I would say the fender bulges come from that. From the side, I see a little Ford GT40, and a little bit of the Lamborghini Miura. The back window even has Miura-like slatted sunshades but only three instead of however many the Miura has. I like the way the wheels look flat surfaced at speed.

The design started out on paper but was later developed in 3D with subdivision surface modeling techniques in Blender.

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Regarding the name, he explains “Lea is the name of a person really special for me, but is also the Italian acronym of: Linea (Line) Emozionante (Exciting) Aerodinamica (Aerodynamics).”

I have not checked on Alfa sales but I think they need a true mid-engined car to compete with the new Corvette on US soil. It would be a real trick to build the Alfa Romeo LEA Concept for the same price, as the Corvette is so bargain priced.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Wallace Wyss

 
 
 
 
 
THE AUTHOR: Wallace Wyss is the author of 18 automotive histories and a fine artist depicting postwar classics in oil on canvas. For a list of available works, write mendoart7@gmail.com

 
 
 
 

 

 

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All images from Car Body Design.

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Commentary: A New Design - The Alfa Romeo LEA Concept
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Commentary: A New Design - The Alfa Romeo LEA Concept
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If Alfa Romeo wants a mid-engine super car the Alfa Romeo LEA is a good idea by Luigi Memola, Head of Design at EPTA Design ltd London.
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  1. This may be the best looking super-car concept design I have seen.

  2. But is it all for not as Alfa and Fiat are in negotiations to be sold to the French

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