Concept cars come in a lot of different styles. There are those that are basically production models but just haven’t started rolling down the assembly line yet. There are moonshots that will never see the light of day but create a design direction for other vehicles in the line. And then there are creations that have nothing to do with the automakers that are essentially fan art. But sometimes those concepts are so cool that you hope the car companies see them and get inspired. That is the case with this Alfa Romeo C18 concept.

Created by Italian designer and architect Antonio Paglia, the lines of the Alfa Romeo are unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, a fact that is accentuated by the stark two-tone front-rear paint scheme. Paglia doesn’t provide many details about the car other than saying that “classicism and sportsmanship are fundamental elements.” So it’s hard to tell how a driver would actually see out of that honeycomb windshield that swoops seamlessly into the roof or out the side windows. But hell, the thing looks so good, I’d be happy to just have it parked somewhere and lean against it without even firing up the ignition.

According to the bio on his website, Paglia has collaborated with Ferrari, MV Augusta and Kawasaki in the past. So it isn’t completely out of the question that this concept could get on the radar of someone at Alfa Romeo and get a little closer to reality. I’m not holding my breath, but a car guy can dream, right?

Check out more pictures of the C18 Concept below:

Antonio Paglia

Antonio Paglia

Antonio Paglia

Antonio Paglia

Antonio Paglia

Antonio Paglia


Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada and Instagram at @justin_tejada.