Two ‘future classics’: Alfa Romeo 4C and Abarth 595 will still be admired

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Design nods to history and makes reference to the unmistakable style of the 33 Stradale. Essential beauty at the service of extreme mechanics.  Italian design and racing inspired technology are destined to dominate the decades to come. The new Abarth 595 Competizione is pure, uncompromising performance: it’s got racing spirit in its blood.

When asked which current car models had the potential to become classic collectables, two were the names which stood out in the rankings of ‘Motor Klassik’ magazine: the Alfa Romeo 4C, which won the ‘Future Classic’ competition in the coupé category for the second time, and the Abarth 595, which nabbed the title in the small displacement engine class.

The modern versions of the Alfa Romeo 4C coupé, packing Formula 1 style technology, and the Abarth 595, aroused the enthusiasm of lovers of classic cars, racing inspired technology and supercar performance. Their peerless allure will last for decades to come. This is what the expert readers of ‘Motor Klassik’ think having elected Alfa Romeo 4C the ‘Future Classic’ for the second time running in the coupé category where competition is particularly stiff. The Abarth 595 won for the first time in the small displacement class. The model was by far the most voted by the over 20,000 oldtimer enthusiasts who took part in the “Motor Klassik Awards 2015”.

Tuning enthusiasts, extreme sports lovers and racing purists will see themselves in the Abarth 595 Competizione. Performance and power thanks to a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet engine increased to 160 hp, coupled to a four-outlet “Record Monza” exhaust system with dual mode technology.  The famous magazine asked readers, most of whom are classic car owners, to say which current car models they thought had the potential to become a timeless icon. Being named a ‘Future Classic’ is an important indicator of trends on the collectable car scene of tomorrow.

The twice winning Alfa Romeo 4C and the rookie Abarth 595 inherit an important tradition. Other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles models received the ‘Future Classic’ title in the past. In 2009, the Alfa Romeo 159 and the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione prevailed in their respective categories, while in 2012 and 2013 one of the most coveted trophies went to the Fiat 500. Alfa Romeo was also awarded in other ‘Motor Klassik’ categories in the past. For instance, in 2012 readers picked the 1930s Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 as ‘Classic of the Year’.