This story contains independent renderings that are in no way related to Alfa Romeo or Stellantis.
The introduction of the Hypercar class at Le Mans has enticed a remarkable number of automakers back to the world of prototype racing. Despite its racing history, Alfa Romeo is not among them, and that seems like a shame, especially when designers like Daniel Kemnitz show us what it could look like.
Kemnitz, a talented transportation designer who hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, shared with us that his Alfa Romeo P7 rendering originated during his studies at IED Torino. However, he revealed to Carscoops that due to various constraints, such as limited time and other factors, the final project he presented to his professors fell short of his initial vision.
“I have since worked on bringing the old project back to life, thus many of the featured sketches and ideas have quite a jump from where I left the project, to the now finished end result,” he told us.
Kemnitz explains that his vision for the study, which you can see on Behance, was to look back at Alfa Romeo when it was at its peak “from a point of design as well as engineering.” With racing being deeply ingrained in the brand’s heritage, he sought to envision how a racecar from Alfa Romeo’s glorious past would be reimagined for the modern era.
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The design of the hypercar is undeniably influenced by the automaker’s classic models, particularly the Tipo 33 Stradale. The sleek and flowing bodywork contributes to an overall appearance that is both simple and uncluttered, yet deceptively intricate in its complexity.
“My philosophy to capturing the essence of classic Alfa Romeo design values, has been this trifecta,” said Kemnitz. “One, large volumes with flowing lines and uninterrupted surfaces. Two, surfacing that clearly communicates its purpose through material and shape. Three, few key details that have breathing room and can stand out properly without having to fight for attention.”
You can observe the differences between the sketches and the finished rendering in terms of design details. The early design features fog lights that incorporate Kemnitz’s simplified Quadrifoglio logo, while the final product opts for a simpler front end without these elements.
To stay up to date with modern technology, Kemnitz envisions the hypercar as being powered by a hydrogen jet engine. The technology is environmentally sensitive, while also drawing on his passion for internal combustion engines.
Although this is in no way related to Alfa Romeo’s internal product planning, we can’t help but wish that the automaker would consider putting such a classically correct racecar onto the world’s racing circuits.
We thank Daniel Kamnitz for sharing his project with us. To explore more of his remarkable work, visit Oni Design Studio.