First unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show in concept form and finally going on sale four years later in 2007, the absolutely gorgeous Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is something of a forgotten exotic. Despite being a forgotten exotic, this limited production Alfa Romeo is a highly desirable vehicle today, and with only 500 units produced over a two year production period, the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is also extremely rare.
As a result of this acquiring an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizionetoday can be tricky, taking into account that these highly sought after Alfa Romeo’s don’t get listed for sale very often. However, when an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione does get listed for sale by it’s owner, the asking price that it carries is usually extremely high. In fact, despite not receiving good reviews from the worlds motoring journalists, most Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione’schange hands for the roughly the same price as a new Ferrari which comes as no surprise to us at Enzari.
As mentioned earlier in this article, Alfa Romeo only produced 500 8C Competizione’s and out of the 500 produced, only 84 units were allocated to the United States. We at Enzari recently learned that a rather special Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is set to cross the auction block in a few weeks time, and it is practically a new car.
This is it, what you are looking at is a 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and this exact vehicle is number 10 of 84 featuring American spec. This absolutely stunning Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione features a Rosso Comeptizione exterior paint finish and a red and black leather interior. As we can see from the images provided, both the interior and exterior of this limited production Alfa Romeo are in immaculate condition, in fact it looks as if this particular Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione has just rolled off of the assembly line.
According to auction house RM Sotheby’s, this immaculate Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione has been equipped with just about every optional extra which was offered by Alfa Romeo back in 2008 which will no doubt increase the value and desirability of this beautiful example. That’s not all however, because this eleven year old Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione has covered a mere 954 kilometres (593 miles) since rolling off of the assembly line, which makes it a new car, just about.
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was not just about looks, because under the hood there is a Ferrari and Maserati derived 4.7 litre, naturally-aspirated V8 engine. The giant 4.7 litre, naturally-aspirated V8 engine has an overall power output of 444 hp (331 kW) of power and 471 Nm of torque. These performance figures don’t sound very impressive by today’s standards, but this doesn’t mean that the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was slow.
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione’s 4.7 litre, naturally-aspirated V8 engine is paired to a six-speed semi-automatic ZF transmission, which sends all of the engine’s power directly to the rear wheels. This enables the Alfa Romeo 8C Comeptizioneto sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds and on to an overall top speed of around 291 km/h (191 mph).
This particular Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is set to cross the auction block at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction, which will take place on 8 – 9 March, 2019. Unfortunately auction house RM Sotheby’s has not provided any sale estimates, but we at SteveSpeed ZA are pretty sure that this immaculate Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione will fetch quite a bit of money. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is the type of vehicle one should never sell, why the current owner wants to sell this immaculate example is something we will never know, or understand.