Alfa Romeo unveils stunning Goodwood sculpture

The 1925 World Championship winning Alfa P2 Grand Prix racer was the first Alfa model to feature an eight cylinder engine while the 8C Competizione is the most recent.

The sculpture, and the Italian manufacturer’s static show featuring 50 of the most important Alfa Romeo cars ever built, has been erected in honour of the marque’s centenary celebrations.

Goodwood organisers will display the sculpture as the focal point of activities at the three-day event, which showcases the newest and best vehicles in the grounds of Goodwood House.

Designer of the Alfa Romeo Centenary central sculpture, Gerry Judah says: "With such a vast and rich heritage, trying to encapsulate all that is great about Alfa Romeo was no easy task.

"So many factors played a part in the creative process, from the beauty of the cars themselves which are often art forms in their own right, to the passion the marque shows and holds in so many hearts – I felt it was important that the sculpture complemented and expressed these messages."

The shape of the sculpture was inspired by the brand’s Cloverleaf badge, which is synonymous with Alfa’s racing cars and has been used on premium, sporty versions of production models.

Alfa’s centenary celebrations at the Festival of Speed will cumulate in the unveiling of the new Giulietta prior to its UK launch. The car is the first of two classic Alfa names being revived this year after the manufacturer confirmed the Alfa Giulia would enter production this year.

Goodwood Festival of Speed founder, Lord March said: "As an Alfista myself, the brand epitomises the beauty of motoring, and I’m honoured that we can help celebrate Alfa Romeo’s Centenary at this year’s Festival. And I look forward to a bright future for the marque through the debut of the new Alfa Giulietta."