Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (2007-2009)
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a sports car of the automotive brand Alfa Romeo. The name is reminiscent of the Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s and refers to the eight-cylinder engine, which serves as a drive.
The body was designed by Wolfgang Egger, then Head of the Design Centre Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, and takes the lines of the Alfa Romeo TZ from the 1960s again.
The car was introduced at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2003 as a prototype. In 2005, also an open Spider version was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance. Early 2007, started production of the sports coupe with Maserati in Modena Alfa Romeo. The price was about 160,000 euros. She was limited to 500 copies and was completed in early 2009.
Its technical basis is derived from the Maserati Coupe. The V8 engine from Ferrari, however, in 8C larger displacement and output. The body is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The sub-floor is designed as usual in racing that at high speed the aerodynamic lift is minimized. The car has a six-speed transmission that is operated as in racing via switches on the steering wheel or can be set to automatic. The gearbox is mounted on the driven rear axle ( transaxle design ). At maximum acceleration of the cart from the Booth 100 km / h in 4.2 s is achieved, the top speed is 292 km / h
In February 2008, Alfa Romeo presented the final version of the 8C Spider at the Geneva Motor Show. As with the Competizione 500 copies were produced until the end of 2010 and sold at a base price of 211 285 € to selected prospects.
Rear view of the 8C Spider
Side view of the 8C
Engine of the 8C Spider