Thanks, great stuff. It is amazing how all three of those cars have related engines.CAR and AutoItalia both have this month's Issue featuring the 8C,
The CAR has the 430 Scuderia, Alfa 8C, and Masi GranTurismo together in their article.. There's a clip of that arrangement here, but im sure someone will make a new thread (if they havent already) with the same link soon. heh
YouTube - Italian supercars from Monaco to Modena - CAR Magazine
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione 265.000$...with the extras:330.000$....All I'm saying is I thinking Alfa's price point was partly to take the speculators out. Of course the collapsing US dollar is in play to, but I think if this was a $200,000 car I could see it selling for $100,000 more in the marketplace, but since the car is now $300,000 plus from the factory, I don't think anyone will be able to turn it around and sell it for $400,000, its not a $400,000 car.
we know that JC loves Alfa's."...But the prize for swivel-eyed lunacy goes to Alfa Romeo, which has just started to build its new £100,000 8C. What this is, most of all, is a public-relations exercise. Only 500 will be made, and the idea is that we all gasp with admiration at Alfa’s genius. You’d imagine, then, that it would be keen for the likes of me to have a go, so that I can tell the world just what a marvellous car it’s created. Sadly not. It says all 500 have been sold already, mostly I suspect to people who’ll simply lock them away in air-conditioned bunkers and never drive them.
Shame, because this is the car I was most looking forward to driving in 2008. First, it’s an Alfa Romeo, which, if you’re a disciple of all things motoring, is like the love child of every god there ever was. Lamborghinis are all right if you want to show off. Alfas are for people who don’t.
Second, this is one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen. Ferrari, of late, has forgotten the importance of style. Its cars are no longer pretty. This is. So pretty in fact that in metallic cherry red, on 20in wheels, it makes my hair start to itch and my knees stop working properly.
And then, to justify the price tag, there is the technology. It has the same 450bhp 4.7 litre V8 that you’ll get in Maserati’s new coupé, and the body is made from carbon fibre and draped over a steel spine. The result is strength, lightness and speed. Sure, Nissan’s GT-R will be faster, but that’s like being married to Keira Knightley and then being jealous of someone who’s married to a horse with a first from Oxford.
Inside, you have carbon fibre seats clad in Ferrari leather, simple old-fashioned dials and a sense that all is well in your little world. This could be one of the great cars. Designed by enthusiasts and styled by gods. It’s only a shame I’ll probably never find out because it’s being marketed by absolute morons...."
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