Alfa Romeo show off Alfa 8C Competizione
We’ve got to admit it ... this is one of the best designed cars we’ve ever seen.
The amazing Alfa 8C Competizione, which will be produced in a limited edition for very lucky few people, has made its debut in Paris, and is the culmination of work from the most egg-shaped petrolheads at Alfa Romeo and Maserati.
Bearing a very close resemblance to the original concept, which first saw the light of car paperazzi’s flash guns back in 2003, the 8C has some of the most drool-splatteringly lines ever, mixing a rather masculine bravado with subtle curves that make this one appeal to both hicks and chicks alike.
Underneath, a new 90° 4.6 V8 trundles out 450bhp at 7000rpm. But special gubbins in the exhaust system and valve timing mean that even at just 2000rpm you get 80% of the total torque available. Loads of aluminium in the engine block, base assembly and even the cylinder heads keep weight down.
It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox with computerised speed selection, while brakes are snazzy perforated and ventilated discs with aluminium brake calipers.
And the inside oozes more style than a Milan Fashion Week after-party, with plenty of composite materials and even anatomically designed seats made from carbon fibre. Now that’s beyond cool.