Alfa Romeo 8C Spider (oh so sexy!!)

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Automobile Magazine tests the Alfa 8C Spider
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I didn't even know there was a Spider version of this! I actually prefer it to the coupe and thats unexpected seeing as I usually prefer the hardtop version of anything.

The review basically says that it'll cost $200K (USD) and 500 units will be made. Thats heaps for what it is...but still...it's so sexy you'd pay anything right?

The base of this car is the Maserati GranSport (not a bad start) but they add 20" wheels and lower profile. The only complaint these guys had were it's gearbox from the Maserati which has a heavy clutch. Other than that, it rockets uses its V8 to rocket to 100 in under 4-seconds.

Man I want one :D
 
OMFG! That is so incredibly hot! It's way too expensive though. I mean comon!
 
I need a moment alone...

The 8C has been messing with my mind since the coupe first appeared in concept form - no doubt I'm going to lose my freakin' mind when (if) I see one.
 
Bah the old 8c's (mmmm 8c2300) looked better ;) Not to mention they are worth more.....lol.....Personally I think they should have saved the 8c badge for a Supercar, but Ferrari/Maserarti would never allow it.

But yeah...its just.....:D :D :D :D

Alfa Romoes first V8 since the 'ol Montecarlo......doesn't it look nice :)
 
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$200K is about a $50K more than i was expecting/hoping for.

But having said that, i'm not complaining. It looks fucking gorgeous in both spider and coupe form - possibly the best looking car to come out in a while, its got loads of power, probably is a competent handler, etc. But the nice surprise is that they are actually offering a real manual instead of just the paddleshifts.

I'm not sure if i'd have to take this over a Gallardo and F430, but if the Alfa sounds right there'll be no contest
 
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Oh. My. God.

I'm going to the bathroom.
 
Drop-dead stunning car, but so is the price tag!
 
$200K is about a $50K more than i was expecting/hoping for.

But having said that, i'm not complaining. It looks fucking gorgeous in both spider and coupe form - possibly the best looking car to come out in a while, its got loads of power, probably is a competent handler, etc. But the nice surprise is that they are actually offering a real manual instead of just the paddleshifts.

I'm not sure if i'd have to take this over a Gallardo and F430, but if the Alfa sounds right there'll be no contest

Its got quite a nice note to it but IMO doesnt stack up to the Gallardo.
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I must be the only one that doesn't like the look of this car, sounds good but i dont fancy the styling.. :rolleyes:
Nice article though :p
 
Its got quite a nice note to it but IMO doesnt stack up to the Gallardo.
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I must be the only one that doesn't like the look of this car, sounds good but i dont fancy the styling.. :rolleyes:
Nice article though :p

my god.... ok Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione > F430 and Gallardo
 
Its got quite a nice note to it but IMO doesnt stack up to the Gallardo.

I must be the only one that doesn't like the look of this car, sounds good but i dont fancy the styling.. :rolleyes:
Nice article though :p

I bet every engineer/mechanic around cringed when he hit the starter and started reving it.

Any how, I liked the concept grill more. The white around the inside of the grill(s) is ugly as sin. The small piece of chrome trim is so much better looking.

http://www.dieselstation.com/archive/Alfa-Romeo-8C-Competizione/index.shtml
 
OMFG! sex on wheels

( starts thinking what making out in that 8c spider would feel like )
 
New pictures, looks to me it has passed it's concept status.

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Breathtaking if you ask me :mrgreen:
 
Breathtaking if you ask me :mrgreen:

I wouldn't... but you're absolutely right! Awesome looking :drool: And that silver is unusually fitting for it.
 
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