The Nuvola is a 2-door, 2-seat coupé with a polyester body coupled to a welded tubular steelspace frame.
It is powered by a longitudinal 2.5 litre (2492 cc), twin-turbo, 60-degree Alfa Romeo V6 engine coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive. The engine puts out 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 6000 rpm and 285 lb⋅ft (386 N⋅m) at 3000 rpm, making the Nuvola capable of a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h) and 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration in 6 seconds.
Concept and design
This concept car was intended both as a future design manifesto and a technology demonstrator, the idea behind it being the rebirth of the coachbuilt automobile: Alfa Romeo would have supplied rolling chassis to be bodied by independent coachbuilders, and possibly sold through Alfa Romeo dealers.
To achieve this stylistic flexibility the car was based on a modern space frame chassis with a separate body; it was designed to handle virtually any body style, from coupé to roadster to shooting brake.
The Nuvola was penned by a group of young designers from Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, at the time headed by Walter de Silva. It featured LEDlighting and bumpers fully integrated in the shape of the bodywork.
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