Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo has designed an excellent 460hp, 4.7 liter, V8 engine coupe, priced at $227,000 or 160,000 Euro, the 8C Competizione. The car is inspired from The Maserati GT GranSport, especially in it’s mechanical part. This car’s goal is to compete the German constructors in power, comfort and safety and will only be built in a limited edition of 500 models. Already 84 models are confirmed to be built in Modena, Italy over the next two years, at Maserati’s factory.

It is not the first time we hear about the Alfa Romeo 8C, the first time being presented as a concept at 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and now, four years later it finally went on production.

The 8C Competizione combines a sportive design with some retro styles and also modern parts, making it a stylish and lovely car. Not only that it looks good, but it’s great to drive, being extremely powerful. It’s body is made of carbon fiber, which makes it very lightweight and it measures 172.4×74.5×52.8 inches ( long, wide, high ).

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Along with it’s beautiful exterior design, there’s a shining interior, with a two seat cabin, made of combinations of carbon fiber and aluminum, to create a solid appeal and comfortable seats. The seats are electronically adjustable and covered in leather, to provide style and comfort, both for the driver and passenger.

The rear-wheel drive is powered by a naturally aspired, V8 with four valves per cylinder, that’s also used in Quattroporte and Gran Turismo, but with some upgrades. The gear shifting is made using the paddles on the steering column and this is the only option. Alfa Romeo states the car reaches 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds, being extremely fast and can reach a top speed of 296km/h.

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