Rigid and powerfully built - these are the initial impressions of automotive experts during the official unveiling of the 2010 Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The general design orientation of the Pandion is the manifest affirmation of the company's adherence to the familiar iconic Alfa Romeo tag in its latest offering. It is a sneak preview
on how things are going to shape up in the future in as far as Bertone is concerned.
The marching orders for the design engineers at Bertone are clear - create a futuristic speedster that preserves the traditions and character of Alfa Romeo. Looking at the exciting exterior and amazing exterior of the Pantion, one can easily see what a showstopper it really is. One should look at the unmistakable force of attraction from the "man-eater" in what the designers at Bertone refer to as the "skin." This strong pull in the design is balanced by the marked nobility that is evident in critical aspects of the design which normally crosses the bounds of conventional design trends.
As far as the design engineers are concerned, the 2010 Alfa Romeo Pandion is a seamless blend between the "frame" and the "skin." The end result is the equilibrium between two opposing forces, creating a balance in what we normally see as conventional norms and emerging trends. On top of that, Pandion is also a convergence of sculpture and architecture, rationality and instinct, giving us a sports car that is close to our heart yet ahead of our time.
This design theme is anchored on the concept of "leather and frame" which is defined by the duality that is evident in the Alfa Romeo centennial logo. The skin aspect is linked with the snake in the Alfa Romeo logo. It stands for the dedicated adherence by the company to high standards of excellence which are evident in the "frame." This is what gives the Pandion its lofty position in the aspect of mechanical performance and capability.