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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione


Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione

Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione – Alfa Romeo, the Italian maker of cars is famous for its range of race and sports cars in the 1930s. In 1986 they joined the Fiat Group and have continued making the most stylish and controversial cars. In 2003 they showcased their new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

This was a classic super coupe which had a limited release in 2007 of just 500 cars as the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione.

The car is similar to the early Alfa Romeo sports cars of the 1930s and is a tribute to the 1948 6 cylinder 2500 Alfa Romeo Competizione which was a third place show in both the 1949 and 1950 Millie Miglia and won the 1950 Targa Florio. Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione however is a convertible with a hood hinge at the rear. Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione is produced with a carbon fibre shell in just 4 colours, yellow, black and two shades of red 8c Red and Competition Red.

This makes the 8c Competizione look lean and gives it exceptional strength and torsional rigidity. It has an 8 cylinder and uses the now standard Maserati type 90 degree cross-plane 4.71 litres V8 engine. It has a peak torque of 480Nm and has a horsepower of 330 kW.

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione captured everyones imagination and managed to live upto the expectations of critics and car lovers. The complete 500 manufactured was entirely sold out. The first 8c Competizione delivered to United States was seen November 2008, the 8c Competizione is using “001 USA” registration platesand it is owned by film director and stock exchange magnate James Glickenhaus.

Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione is a high end car, It is equally stylish and muscular. The powerful 8c Competizione can be driven as either as a fast sports car or as a normal car. The different types of steering are auto racing, auto normal, manual racing, manual normal and a special Ice mode. The official top speed is recorded as 292 kilometres per hour (181 mph) but could actually go as high as 306 kilometres per hour (191 mph).

It has excellent pick up and can reach a speed of 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds. Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione has excellent breaks and can come to a complete standstill in 32 kms while at a speed of 97 kilometres per hour or (60 mph). The six-speed transmission is activated by steering wheel mounted paddles with a gearshift time in Sport mode of 175 milliseconds.

Can Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione really be called a legend as claimed in the brochure? Most reviewers seem to think so and are all praise for the car that caters to the driving obsessed. The supercar also borrows some of the sensuousness of the Alfa Romeo coupes of the 50s and 60s. At the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance Alfa Romeo previewed a Spider version of the 8c Competizione.

In March 2008 it was announced a production of 500 would take place, all of these have already been sold out. The 8c Competizione Spider will cost a little more than the coupe version but is slightly slower.

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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