It is possibly one of the most beautiful cars to come from Alfa Romeo, if not Italy full stop. First presented as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, Alfa Romeo received over 1,400 orders for the 8C after the official announcement that the car would enter production, which it did a few years later in 2007 until 2010. However only 500 customers ended up with the 8C Competizione and another 500 with the 8C Spider, bringing the production total to 1,000 cars.
If you are one of the few who missed out, and have the financial means – as the 8C fetches well over 200k if you wanted to buy one, FCA Heritage have two prime examples of these Italian cars for sale, one 8C Competizione and one 8C Spider, neither of which have ever left the Italian car makers factory.
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione:
The Alfa Romeo supercar took its name from one of the Brand’s historic codes – used in the Thirties for eight-cylinder sports cars – and excited fans and collectors not only with its return to rear-wheel drive but also with much more: the 8C Competizione was a concentrate of the best of Italian technological innovation in the field of high-performance cars.
All “clad” in bodywork with sleek, sporty lines, the cockpit’s centre of gravity shifted towards the rear and the Kamm tail: a masterpiece created by the Alfa Romeo Design Centre, headed by Wolfgang Egger.
Front-mounted 4.7 litre V8 engine of 450 horsepower, rear-wheel drive and robotised transmission, 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds: a pedigree sports car, in pure Alfa Romeo style.