Well, if you are a teenager and not really into sports cars, you might not have heard of Alfa Romeo. Other than that, there is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of the brand. It is one of the most prestigious car manufacturing company. It is always one step ahead in producing beautifully designed and craftily engineered sports cars. The price of the Alfa Romeo beauties is often high for an average buyer but when you talk about value for money, everything begins to make sense.
Designed in Italy during the dawn of the space-age, Alfa Romeo’s first racing prototype in a decade was quickly dubbed the “Disco Volante” (Italian for Flying Saucer) in response to it’s thoroughly contoured, aerodynamic design.
It immediately divided racing professional and enthusiast into two camps: one that considered the vehicle to be a complete and utter waste of time, energy, and money; and the other that thought the design was pure genius.
As it turns out, both were right…
At least as famous as Ford in Europe, it’s an understatement to say that the Alfa Romeo line of cars has a very rich and impressive automotive history. The story of Alfa Romeo begins in 1910 just outside of Milan and it did not take long for them to gain attention as several of the great names in science and engineering worked together to create early cars that not only displayed the luxury and status symbol that could come from the right car construction, but also proved to have plenty under the hood.
Needless to say, these cars quickly became a favorite among drivers for racing both flat courses and hill climbing ones, as well.