- Photo by Michael Furman - 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM

"Passione" - Seriously, Italians Do It Better Than Anyone Else

Download the new e-book "Passione" from Centro Stile Alfa Romeo and listen to world famous car photographer Michael Furman discuss Alfa design!

Sometimes it is unclear whether or not 'passion’ is really fully understood in the English-speaking world. At Alfa Romeo however, "Passione" is the driving force and the sole purpose (or perhaps ‘soul-purpose’ is more apt) behind Centro Stile, the internal design firm responsible for this wonderful new e-book. Published on the most ‘red’ day of the year - red roses, red boxes of candy, and small chocolate kisses wrapped in red foil - "Passione" is a tremendous Valentine to loyal Alfisti all over the world.

The book is part brand bible, part marketing brochure, and 100% pure car-porn for anyone who appreciates beautiful automotive design.

Photo by Michael Furman - 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM

Photo by Michael Furman - 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B MM

When “Passione” was published it provided the perfect opportunity to sit down with Michael Furman, one of the world’s most celebrated automobile photographers and publishers to discuss the marque, and Italian design. From across the country and across a COVID-friendly video link we interviewed Michael in the city where he keeps his primary studio, Philadelphia.

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Michael has photographed more of the world's most notable cars than anyone else in history. Watch during the interview as he pulls a design thread from "Passione" through his stunning photos of the 2018 Pebble Beach Best in Show winner

Don't miss the "Passione" chapter entitled “Red” - there are few better ways to understand Alfa Romeo's DNA. The best part about the e-book? It’s absolutely FREE! See the link below to download and be sure to check out the poll below!


'Follow' or you risk missing the upcoming installments in this series as Michael and the author talk more about the new book "Passione" and the most interesting Alfas ever, the essentials of Alfa design and more great reactions to the pages of the book.

The author's 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce is featured on page 70 of "Passione" as was previously covered in the pages of DriveTribe.

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Comments (12)

  • Thank you thank you thank you sooooo much for sharing!

      11 days ago
  • Awesome!! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

      11 days ago
  • No challengers to the headline?

    Between Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Cistalia, (my apologies if I left out your favorite) and all of the other great design and coach building companies there just isn't a similarly compelling body of automotive design work to challenge the Italians for pure passion.

    Prove me wrong! lol

      10 days ago
    • My personal favorite is OSCA when it comes to Italian design. Some really stunning pieces of art came from them.

        10 days ago
  • Is that a JoJo reference?!

      10 days ago