I donīt take Top Gear very seriously, itīs mostly fun entertaining... However in a test in Evo magazine no. 125 they came to the same conclusion with regards to roadholding. I quote from the article, conclusion 8C comparison article:
Alfaīs simply beautiful 8Ccould have booked itself a much higher placing had its makers spent a little more time honing the chassis and a little less time tuning the exhaust note. No, scrub that. The exhaust note is every bit as much a thing of beauty as the shape. And, if weīre honest itīs the almost unprecedented welter of feelgood sensations the 8C brings to the party that make it so special. The very definition of a flawed gem.
Step from the Maser(Gran Tourismo S) to the Alfa and the 8C feels smaller, tauter, faster . It appears to turn things up a notch. But in truth itīs The Gran Tourismo thatīs the more stable , composed and predictable. The 8C is a lot edgier , quite a tricky car to drive near the limit.
So it seems the road holding of this car has not been so highly tuned as one would expect from such a high profile car. A Nürburgring test would give a good indication to the same. Somehow I suspect it will not happen.
Also one can expect that the 8C GTA will also have an improved roaholding. For those who want to take the car to track sometimes.