The Scighera, pronounced “She-geer-ah,” translates to “mist” in the Italian dialect of Milanese. When you look at the sleek design, one can almost see it gliding through the mist as it floats across dew-soaked blacktop. With the F1-inspired hood raised, the hinged rear trunk (basically the whole back side of the car) pops, and the gull-wing windows — yes, windows, not doors — flapped open, it certainly gives off a “mystical” aura.
Alfa’s success on the track may have inspired this prototype, but it was based on its 164 four-door V6 sedans. Despite having an entire aluminum body and aluminum carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer composite frame, according to Supercars.net, it still managed to weigh 3,200 pounds.
The She-Ra, sorry… Scighera was powered by Alfa Romeo’s 3.0 L (180.6 cubic inches) twin-turbo V6 engine. At 400 horsepower and 327 foot-pounds of torque (per Supercars.net), it went from 0 to 62 in 3.8 seconds, and had a top speed of 186 miles per hour (via Concept Carz). Its permanent four-wheel drive was inspired by the Alfa’s 155, another V6 compact sedan, which was also a race car.