The Alfa Romeo '8C', short for 'otto cilindri', Italian for eight cylinders is a truly winning moniker in the Alfa heritage. The name was revived with this special concept that was developed over a period of four years. The project resulted in the production of just 500 '8C Competizione', offered to some of FCA's most loyal and fortunate clients. Our exemplar is one of only 84 produced for the U.S. Market.
Its curvy and gorgeous design evoked that of the Alfas that seduced the entire world in the previous century, and created the myth that we venerate today. The coach-built carbon fibre body and ergonomic interior design, fully projected it in the next millennia. Its Ferrari-Maserati front-mid-mounted 4.7L V8 (tuned to 450bhp) is naturally aspirated and responsible for what is considered to be the most thrilling modern exhaust note.
The press immediately fell in love with the 8C Competizione and its howling engine: "The car that seduces before you've laid a finger on it" --evo magazine; "Few cars, this side of a Ferrari, offer a more special driving experience; no car short of a V-12 sounds better; and not many fast cars are easier to drive hard" --Motortrend. "This car has just about the best and most classically sporty engine note ever: a powerful bark-rumble that rises to a genuine Le Mans howl, accompanied by an amazing crackle on the overrun..." --Autocar
This 8C that we present to you today is a rare one-owner exemplar. It has been regularly serviced and is complete with all original equipment, including un-opened luggage set. With only 3,617 miles from new and its one meticulous previous owner, this is surely a unique buying opportunity for any discerning collector
You can inspect this Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione at our new Ferrari Westlake showroom in Thousand Oaks.