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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Is Still Gorgeous A Decade Later 1
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alfa 8C, alfa-romeo, auction on 01 1st, 2018

Alfa Romeo is back making compelling products again, and glad we are for it – especially now that they’re being sold again in the United States. But with apologies to the Giulia and Stelvio, this (to our eyes) remains the most beautiful modern Alfa made.

It’s an 8C Competizione – one of just 500 such coupes made, and it’s coming up for auction.

Based on a hodgepodge of Maserati and Ferrari components and coated in curvaceous carbon-fiber bodywork, the 8C was (to many) the first and last proper Alfa sports car, carrying with it decades of the marque’s heritage and leaving a long shadow behind it.

It packed a 4.7-liter V8 up front, driving the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox (which probably should, in retrospect, have been left as a manual). It may not have been the top performer of its day, much less by today’s standards, but it was gorgeous. Drop-dead gorgeous. Just look at these images (by Lukas Laurikietis for RM Sotheby’s).

Alfa Romeo only made 500 coupes and another 500 Spider roadsters between 2007 and 2010, its mantle assumed only in part by the nimble but lower-end 4C that followed. That’s left them as hot commodities, and are only bound to appreciate even further with age.

This example was delivered new in classic red over black in the spring of 2009 to its owner in Germany, who has since put less than 5,000 miles on it. No wonder RM Sotheby’s expects it to sell for €200-250,000 (~$240-300k), or about the price of a new Ferrari 488 GTB, at its Retromobile sale in Paris come February.

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Alfa Romeo’s Gorgeous 8C Competizione Becomes Better With Age 4
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa 8C, Alfa Romeo Videos, alfa-romeo, Classics, video on 06 4th, 2017

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is not a car that's easy to forget, mainly because it looks like sex on wheels.
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Alfa Romeo C18 Design Study Is A Futuristic 8C Competizione 28
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa 8C, alfa-romeo, Galleries, Renderings on 01 28th, 2017

Alfa Romeo has always been an automaker that places style at the top of its priority list.
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Touring Superleggera Goes Disco Volante Spyder On Alfa’s 8C 1
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa 8C, alfa-romeo, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, Touring Superleggera, video on 03 1st, 2016

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera has checked two boxes on its list with the new Disco Volante Spyder, its 90th anniversary celebration and the first production "Aperta" in the company's recent history.
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Touring Superleggera Presents The Disco Volante Spider [w/Video] 28
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa 8C, Alfa Romeo Videos, alfa-romeo, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, Touring Superleggera, video on 02 28th, 2016

Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera has put an end to teasers by revealing the new Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider.
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