Fantastic Car: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Fantastic sports car. There aren’t many out there who don’t love the Alfa 8C, but John is one of the first to see it in the flesh. And this was what he had to say, “Gorgeous car, metallic sex.” We have already reported on the 8C a few times, but this being the world premiere, we wanted to share some pics with you. We’re quite certain you won’t mind. And just in case you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, click on the related post links for more info about this incredible car that will help Alfa make its long-anticipated return to North America.
Briefly though, this is what we’ve said about the 8C Competizione so far. The limited edition 8C is based on a shortened Maserati Coupe platform. The car is driven by a Maserati-sourced aluminum 4.7-liter V8 making 450 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of twist. A six-speed gearbox with paddle shifters channels power to the rear wheels and can also be operated in full automatic mode. Like just about everything else on the Alfa, the car’s suspension is also from Maserati, which should simplify service and support by the Maserati dealer network. The U.S. will get fully half of the 8c production run, currently planned for 500 coupes and 500 spider models.