Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione (2007)

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Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione

The version of the gorgeous exclusive Romeo 8C Competizione, Gran car that is to be produced in a limited makes its debut in Paris. The designed by Alfa Romeo, is derived from the concept car aroused such admiration at the Frankfurt Motor Show and has from the best technical and know-how that the Alfa-Maserati Centre can offer. The cooperative between both manufacturers was with a view to ensuring between the Alfa Romeo departments and the Maserati production

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is by Alfa Romeo’s glorious projecting its brand values of and emotion into the future. The allusions begin with the name, recalling the great tradition of Alfa Romeo. The 8C was used to identify cars and on-road) of the Thirties and Forties with the revolutionary eight engine produced by the famous Vittorio Jano.

The term is intended as a homage to the ‘6C Competizione’, a sports coupé in 1950 by the duo Fangio and Zanardi in the Mille Miglia race.

The ‘8C Competizione’ is not an arbitrary but a distinctive mark of Alfa own sporting history. A veritable that has arisen out of the innumerable won on circuits throughout the world the skill of men and their passion for engine research and advanced and a reawakened taste for new challenges.

Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione

link with the values of Romeo’s history adds poignancy to the term ‘Competizione'; projected into the future it the sense of constant dynamism distinguishes a brand engaged in a for excellence, increased competitiveness and innovation. This is the explanation the role of the new car, which is not a of arrival but a point of departure to reaffirm Alfa Romeo’s place in the world: its ability to a thrilling shape to driving

Styling and aerodynamics: tradition and

The attractive shape created by the Romeo Style Centre this car with its two bucket unique in the Gran Turismo The designers have worked to ensure that the aerodynamic and demands have not altered the original concept. The style an incredibly clean shape, by any element interfering with the harmony.

The solutions introduced on the Alfa 8C to achieve the highest levels of efficiency are not limited to the shape. Air around the car and follows its natural unhindered by corners and unevenness. All the and glass surfaces and profiles with the door mirror and position have been by mathematical modelling and also by tunnel tests and tests on models.

Much attention has devoted to the creation of a ground that has allowed a negative Cz coefficient) to help increase at high speed, as on racing

The compact dimensions concentrate the of a car designed to ensure maximum efficiency.

The car surfaces are highly and skilfully moulded. In detail, the is given extra dynamism by the furrow cut into the side the front wheelarch. The big wheels and musculature of the rear wings the model’s personality and strength detracting from the lines flow smoothly, almost as to underscore the formal good of the individual exterior details: the headlight embedded, gem-like, in the wing, the led tail-lights that are a of technology and rationalism, the spare handle. The front end still the distinctive Alfa Romeo with a new interpretation of the ‘whiskers’ and

The innovative shape heralds the and proportions of future Alfa cars but is also redolent past thrills and historical the 33 Coupé Stradale, the Giulia TZ and other great names of history. The Alfa Romeo centre also developed new to emphasise the shape of the Alfa 8C Competizione that match the sinuous shape while suggesting modernity and a hint of

8 cylinder 4.7 engine: Italian

The engine is the beating heart of any Romeo. In this case it the form of a brand new 90 V 8 cylinder with a cylinder capacity of cc that was designed with one aim in to ensure extraordinary performance still offering a smooth and being usable in all circumstances, the track to city traffic.

The top engine performance figures may be as a maximum power output of 450 bhp at rpm, a peak torque of 470 Nm at rpm and a top speed of 7500 rpm.

The of internal fluid movements and the head cooling system is to achieve high duct and effective intake load to maximise volumetric efficiency and performance.

Harmonisation of the intake and geometry together with the of continuous variable valve on the intake camshafts and optimisation of the chamber and engine calibration that 80% of torque is available 2000 rpm.

In sporty conditions over mixed the power unit offers short response times due to the permeability of the intake duct and the low of the flywheel-twin plate clutch

A crankshaft with counterweights at 90, balanced through careful of connecting rods and pistons, the engine runs with low levels.

The engine block and assembly is in aluminium with 5 bearings to ensure the structure is rigid with little due to friction. The cylinder heads are in aluminium alloy.

All the ducts oil, secondary air) are directly into the engine to a system with great low dimensions and guarantees of safe i.e. great reliability.

accessory systems into the engine casting and the use of very thick-walled components ensures little noise radiates the engine and the components are very

Longitudinal engine packaging has received particular attention, as by the introduction of a single chain system that guarantees lifetime dependability.

Special has also been devoted to the definition and tuning of the intake and in the quest for a sound timbre enhances the car’s character and it unmistakable. The result is a full, sound, emphasised by the permeable system and an exhaust system electronically controlled valves enhance the car’s sound infringing any type-approval or environmental

Transmission, robotised gearbox and differential

The engineers used a familiar from other Romeo cars on the 8C Competizione: the architecture with gearbox at the that is an acknowledged asset of Romeo cars. This allows outstanding dynamic while also offering the safety for which Alfa cars are fabled.

The engine-gearbox unit is designed in with a transaxle configuration ensures the weight distribution is effective for vehicle handling. Due to the axial engine size and the with frame components the drawing board, the entire unit can be housed well to ensure the required sporty

The 6-speed gearbox with speed selection by means of behind the steering wheel is to ensure ultra-slick gear and may be used in Manual-Normal; Manual-Sport; Automatic-Sport and Ice modes. The self-locking allows acceleration and stability to be with extraordinary efficiency in all

Suspension, wheels and braking

In the very best Alfa tradition, the engineering is directly from the race track. The on the new model is no exception, with a wishbone layout, forged axle carrier and arms and strut for toe-in control.

The system offers perforated, discs with aluminium callipers to ensure prompt, braking even with use. To ensure the car stays to the road, it is fitted with 20 specially developed to ensure performance: 245/35 at the front and at the rear, fitted on perforated in fluid moulded aluminium to lightness and maximum brake efficiency.

To ensure the car is entertaining and in any driving condition, the Alfa 8C Competizione comes with the Alfa Romeo VDC, an stability and traction control to ensure the driver feels at one his car.

Rigid, light

A rigid, light structure is the when configuring a good performance car. This is the guiding principle behind the Romeo 8C Competizione. In detail, the frame is in steel to achieve the torsional rigidity to ensure an safe drive at all times the body is in carbon fibre.

choice was motivated by the need to weights while also the car’s centre of gravity for agility and handling on demanding

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Interiors: personality and technology

The distinctive look comes extensive use of composite materials on the and interior panels. This is a choice but also reinforces the spirit and emphasises its personality. The thinking lies behind the of anatomical seats made out of fibre that can be adjusted and on the basis of the driver’s physical (a facility previously reserved for cars).

Everything is designed and produced to the greatest user-friendliness for the driver and is lucky enough to share the relaxed driving position, instruments that are always robotised gear levers to the steering column and easy to without removing your from the sporty steering

The carefully-crafted and detailed finish allows the car to be customised to the driver’s and a choice of different interior is available.

The absolute satisfaction of a drive

To see it is to love it: wide low-slung ride and styling of aggression. To … for, in Hear the engine and weep: a convincing throaty roar. Now all remains is to sit behind the wheel, first gear and you are off to try out your Romeo 8C Competizione. You are left one doubt: how will you drive a model whose bonnet a 4700 cc eight cylinder hat unleashes 450 bhp of power and 470 Nm of torque you touch the accelerator.

The unexpected is: with great ease even more easily, and instinctively than your car in fact. Provided you allow the time and satisfaction (because is about pleasure, after of getting used to the more controls and prompter responses: the you could only expect a true sports car on mixed or – even more so on the track where speed and acceleration are much more

The new Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is an Alfa in its uncompromising sense of and driving satisfaction. Driving and dynamic behaviour have been specific features of Romeo cars: on this they amount to a real

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione: a name for a unique car

Since the beginning, the Alfa Romeo has been driven by a constant for technical perfection, achieving that are better and better. is all about the engine: the beating of every Alfa Romeo Racetracks throughout the world provided the perfect backdrops for unique technical and technological with Alfa Romeo occupying the highest position on the podium.

The key to Alfa Romeo’s engineering was the 8 cylinder engine developed the first half of the Twenties by a engineer named Vittorio His original brief was to revise the 6 engine to meet the needs of production model buyers and to stand up to the competition offered by manufacturers in races.

The first 8C was in 1923, with the P1, already with a compressor and twin ignition, and then the P2. Its debut not have gone better: in the Alfa Romeo P2 won first in the first World Championship. The effects of these innovations not restricted to the engines of production but the glory of this result was in the ‘Alfa Romeo – badge in the form of the laurel that was to adorn all Alfa cars from that day on.

At the of the Thirties, the powerfully reliable 8 engines – now in light – purred like under the bonnets of stylish and coupes (whose bodies built by the Milanese Zagato and and roared like lions in the of races such as the Mille and Targa Florio, that to the impressive list of victories. The wins achieved by the Alfa 8C in 1931, 1932, 1933 and at Le Mans deserve special (the car was later called the Mans’ in the wake of these successes).

The 8 cylinder engine its technical peak in the Alfa Tipo B engine, known as the to highlight its technological relationship the P2. Campari, Nuvolari, Caracciola, Marinoni, Guidotti and Fagioli just some of the champions who their successes to the 1932 and versions of the 8C engine in the face of the posed by the most prestigious in the world.

The continual progress and technical research culminated in the 8C the unbeaten star of racing the Mille Miglia to the Le Mans 24 The car, an extremely stylish 8C its body built by Touring for Le Mans, was driven peerlessly by its Biondetti. This engine was long-lived: an 8C 2900 B driven by and Romano won the Mille Miglia in 1947, proving yet again and an exceptionally arduous route, Alfa Romeo engines possessed of truly extraordinary and reliability.

World War II only halted the progress of the 158 for a short period. The ‘Alfetta’, a distillate of superlative engineering qualities, first saw the in 1946. In the words of Juan Fangio, driving this 8 car was like ‘holding the bow of a Stradivarius in hands’.

First the 158 and later the 159 Alfa Romeo laurels in the two modern Formula 1 world with Nino Farina in and with Fangio in 1951.

the Formula 1 victories, Alfa decided to withdraw from to devote itself to the demands put on it by its arrival, the 1900 and later the range. 1967 saw the return of the 8 cylinder engine fitted to 33 models and responsible for the attractive, shape of the road version of the 33. car also enjoyed a very racing debut, with Zeccoli taking top position on the podium after the uphill in Fleron, Belgium, in a 33/2 Prototype.

Other 33 cars met considerable success on tracks and throughout the world during the This technical perfection was to standard production cars as the Montreal, a car of great prestige and whose 8 Cylinder engine was from the unit fitted to the 33 used for racing. In 1977, the 8 engine was fitted to a limited of the Alfetta GTV . produced by Autodelta thus continued the sporting applied to engine production.

Now the heart of that engine back to beat under the of the new Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

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