I beg to differ alfaholico.
The 8C is definately an enthusist's car and built for someone who knows the Alfa's of old.
There is no way that Alfa could sell the 8C to the kind of buyers that you describe because, simply put, the 20 and 30 somethings of America just don't have the kind of money that the pricetag of an 8C would demand. If Alfa dared to do this, the only statement it would be making is that its intentions to stay in North America is not serious at all.
Now, if you suggest that they keep the shell of the car and offer it up with variants of their 2.2 liter and 3.2 liter engines and sell it within the range of the Audi TT and BMW Z4, I will agree with you. But as it stands right now, the youngest buyers of the 8C will have to be rich babyboomers who, to use your words, do bring their middle-aged wife to the parties.
Last edited by Aghevli; 11-26-2005 at 09:05 AM.