Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione – a sports car from the famous Milanese manufacturer. The first concept model was introduced in 2003 at the motor show in Frankfurt, where he received a lot of rave reviews and flattering assessments. But the Italian experts were in no hurry to serial production models. The final decision on the matter was made only on the Paris Motor Show 2006. Fiat’s bosses gave the green light to its subsidiary for the production coupe Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the assembly of which began in 2007.
History of the name.
The car is named after the model 6C 2500 Competizione, took part in the “Mille Miglia” in 1949 and 1950. This is a unique endurance race, held on the Italian roads. Both times, Alfa Romeo cars managed to take third place in it. Great design and luxurious interior Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione received stunning beauty of the body. In the design of a sports car took part as employees of the Milan company, and the best specialists Maserati. Together, they managed to do something truly amazing. Body turned sleek and aerodynamic as possible. It is based on a monocoque carbon fiber. This durable and ultra-light material also made the hood and roof of the Alfa 8C. Italians have long and hard the car was blown in the wind tunnel. Its rounded body panels, together with the company’s grille and stylish head optics look very beautiful and harmonious. The interior of the Alfa Romeo 8C is no less elegant. With interior trim did not stint on carbon fiber, natural leather and aluminum. Each component of the interior verified to the last detail. Interior parts for Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is not stretched out, not pressed and bent. They accurately machined material, cutting off all unnecessary. This handmade! The engine from Ferrari Under the hood Alfa Romeo 8C is a 4.7-liter V8 engine supercar from Ferrari, whose power is 450 hp The motor is mounted in a pair with a 6-speed robotic transmisssiey, providing a compartment to disperse hundreds of 4,2 sec., And the maximum speed of the model is 292 km/h. Sports car is rear-wheel drive and independent suspension spring-type double wishbone. The machine is equipped with a high-performance and reliable braking system. According to official information, the braking distance from 97 km/h to a full stop is only 32 meters. Alfa Romeo 8C Spider At the competition of automotive elegance Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2005 introduced the concept of an open version of the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, built on the basis Competizione coupe bodywork by the specialist company Carrozzeria Marazzi. In the fall of 2007, management gave the project the “green light”, and in the 2009th in Modena started mass production of the first copies of the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider with fabric convertible top, equipped with an electric drive. The car turned 90 kg heavier than the coupe, but its maximum speed from that not much affected, falling from 192 to 190 km/h. But the cost has increased significantly: if the price of Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was 165,000 euros, for the spider has requested 199,000 euros. And in order to buy the Alfa 8C Spider in the United States, it had to fork out 299,000 dollars. However, all items sold rather quickly. The spirit of Alfa Romeo retained It is worth noting that the development of many technical units for this car company Alfa Romeo gained the support of experts of Ferrari and Maserati. Yet in spirit 8C Competizione is a creation of the Milan manufacturer.