Alfa Romeo’s stunning new sports coupe, the GT, unveiled at the Auto Africa Expo in October, has won the L’Automobile Magazine’s Design Trophy in France.

Alfa Romeo’s stunning new sports coupe, the GT, unveiled at the Auto Africa Expo in October, has won the L’Automobile Magazine’s Design Trophy in France.

The award, based on a reader poll, was made during the 26th edition of Trophèes de l'Automobile Magazine held in Paris recently. The GT finished ahead of the Mercedes-Benz CLS “four-door coupe” and Citroën’s C4 in a closely-fought battle.

The Alfa GT, designed by Bertone in conjunction with the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, was recently also deemed the “most attractive car in the world” in a separate survey. The co-operation between Alfa Romeo and Bertone marks their long-standing relationship.

Derived from Alfa’s 156 saloon, the GT has inherited the four-door’s specially configured suspension layout, with a double-wishbone up front and transverse McPherson rods at the rear.

Two models are available in South Africa – the 110 kW 1,9 Multi-Jet (offered exclusively in the GT) and the flagship 24-valve, 3,2-litre V6. The turbodiesel costs R259 000, while the V6 will set you back R329 000.