Friday, December 28, 2018

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a two-seater sports car produced by Alfa Romeo between 2007 and 2010.

It was first presented as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and later offered for sale for the 2007 model year. 500 customers ended up with the 8C Competizione and another 500 with the 8C Spider, bringing the production total to 1,000 cars.
The car uses a unique platform that shares several components with the Maserati GranTurismo. The powertrain features a Ferrari/Maserati derived cross-plane, dry sump lubricated 4.7 L (4,691 cc) 90° V8 engine assembled by Ferrari. That's 444 bhp at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 347 lb⋅ft at 4,750 rpm. A paddle shifted six–speed transaxle gearbox has computerized gear selection.
The 8C spawned several bespoke versions from renowned coachbuilders Carrozzeria Touring and Zagato. In the US the 8C Spider had a base price of US$299,000.