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1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal by melkorius 1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal by melkorius
The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at Expo 67, held in Montreal, Canada. Originally, the concept cars were displayed without any model name, but the public took to calling it The Montreal. It was a 2+2 coupe using the 1600 cc engine of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti and the chassis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, with a body designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. One of the two concept cars built for Expo 67 is displayed in the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese, Italy, while the other is in museum storage.
The first production car, Tipo 10564, was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was quite different from the original, using a 2593 cc 90 dry-sump lubricated V8 engine with SPICA (Societ Pompe Iniezione Cassani & Affini) fuel injection that produced around 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp), coupled to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. This engine was derived from the 2-litre V8 used in the 33 Stradale and in the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer; its redline was set at 7000 rpm, unheard of for a V8 at that time. The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coup and comprised double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front and a live axle with limited slip differential at the rear.

Since the concept car was already unofficially known as The Montreal, Alfa Romeo kept the model name in production.

Stylistically, the most eye catching feature is the car's front end with four headlamps partly covered by unusual "grilles", that retract when the lights are switched on. Another stylistic element is the NACA duct on the bonnet. The duct is actually blocked off since its purpose is not to draw air into the engine, but to optically hide the power bulge. The slats behind the doors contain the cabin vents, but apart from that only serve cosmetic purposes.

The Montreal was more expensive to buy than the Jaguar E-Type or the Porsche 911. When launched in the UK it was priced at GB5,077, rising to GB5,549 in August 1972 and to GB6,999 by mid-1976.

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:iconerdemdeniz:
ErdemDeniz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  New member
Great Shot !!! :)
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Appreciated, cheers :D 
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OldDuane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
One heck of a car...I've only seen them in photos, but have fallen in love with them.
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ocelot232 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the car is beautiful
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rodrigozenteno Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
woah pretty car!
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Silvared Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
quero um em vermelho......
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gosto mais em verde!...o vermelho j muito batido para os Alfas :P
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Aibo2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a really cool car, sadly it were also extremely prone to rusting.
Very few remain today.
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
At least we'll stick with good memories ;)
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21023 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Wow... The Montreal itself is drool-inducing and I honestly thought it was a photograph. Awesome render!
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconpersefer:
persefer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I suggest you to cut from the left tree
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
tks for the tip ;)
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha when I saw this one I skipped it thinking someone just uploaded a photograph :D
The composition is pretty much flawless here ! Nice color and brilliant lighting.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haaa:D thank you so much Adam, it means a lot to me. It seems i am on the right track then ;)..but the shadow in the car should be better don't you think?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah you really hit the spot with this one :D I think the shadow looks ok here, since the sky is cloudy and it could be sharp in one place and soft in the next. It looks very realistic on darkening the ground below it so it's all ok.
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!
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melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tks friend :D
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darkhound1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing render. I love the reflexions of the trees and sky :)
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melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much friend! :D
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arozzi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Fantastic perspective. I always wondered why they made this car with a front transmission and solid rear axle. Why not use the rear-transaxle and Dedion rear suspension like in the GTV?
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melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's a hell of a question! :omg:
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KonradJanicki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
great looking car, I always loved it design ;)
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its a piece of art :D, thanks for the comment :D
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice photograph! :D

Seriously beautiful render....
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you friend :D
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful car, wonderful rendering, amazing!!!
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you so much friend :D
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! One of my favourite cars of all time! :D
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its in fact a beautiful car...can't imagine in the 70's see this car in the streets...it must be wild!!. :D
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, it wasn't cheap! Besides that: Alfa made a lot of marketing mistakes with the Montreal. It could not be sold in the US, due to the fact that Alfa didn't build the car according to the new crashtest- and emissions-laws in the US. It simply wasn't ready, the Italians were on strike for almost a year when the Montreal was introduced. As soon as al things had settled, they quickly started delivering the first cars.....
The competition was way ahead, similar cars in price and specifications (Citroen SM, Mercedes SL/C) were delivered in the US, and became a bigger marketing succes than the beautiful Montreal....
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melkorius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dam, i am always learning! thanks for the information. :D
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :D
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