2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
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$300,000 - $330,000
- The rebirth of Alfa Romeo sports cars in the 21st century
- The 10th of only 84 U.S.-specification examples
- Finished in Rosso Competizione
- Presented with just under 600 miles
- The modern must-have Alfa Romeo
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione spawned a new era for Alfa Romeo in the 21st century. Alfa Romeo, who were then manufacturing hatchbacks and sedans, first debuted the 8C concept at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. After three years of development, the production version made headlines at the 2006 Paris Motor show, answering the calls of every enthusiast since the golden era of Alfa Romeo. From then on, it was clear the 8C Competizione would be an all-time favorite amongst the Alfisti.
Wolfgang Egger of the Alfa Romeo Style Center designed the 8C with absolute beauty and power in mind. The distinctive design remains forward thinking and offers a glimpse into the design language of the future Alfas while retaining the DNA of the great Alfa Romeos of past. The inspiration was derived from such post-war greats as the 33 Stradale and Giulia TZ. The 8C s unmistakable grille and badge, accentuated by a cluster of beautiful bi-xenon headlights, followed by modern pillarless glass sections, presents it as one of the most gorgeous Alfa Romeos produced.
The Alfa Romeo s attractive looks are further enhanced by its exceptional performance. The 8C is powered by a Ferrari/Maserati-derived all-aluminum 4.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 450 hp at 7,000 rpm and 347 foot-pounds of torque at 4,750 rpm. Mated to a six-speed paddle-shifted ZF gearbox, the transmission is placed in the rear of the car for better handling, which is complemented by a front and rear dual wishbone suspension setup. Although admired for its beauty, the car is absolutely defined by its thunderous and throaty engine.
Featuring a complete host of optional extras, it is fair to say this Alfa Romeo 8C is especially unique. The 10th of just 84 U.S.-specification cars produced, this example is finished in stunning Rosso Competizione and features nearly every option available for the 8C model. It is presented with a full carbon fiber kit, aluminum-colored brake calipers, leather headliner, car cover, and a premium Bose sound system. More so, it is one of four 8Cs for the U.S. that features red-braided leather, Alfa Corse fender badges, Marchio Sportivo alloy wheels, and is finished in this particular color.
Presented with just under 600 miles, this 8C Competizione is ready for every imaginable sports car scenario and would be an exceptional addition to any Alfa Romeo or modern sports car collection.
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