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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

 

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holy crap, i never thought these words would come out of my mouth.. but, I LOVE it in yellow!! hahha. it brings out the curves nicely..

What is that script where the clover normally goes Sakiss?

edit* nevermind I see its the ITCA symbol..
 

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"...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...."

Jeremy Clarkson

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This is about a weeks old news, but just posting it in case you don't go on FerrariChat. Only 7 Maserati dealers were chosen to sell the 8C in the USA, all are spoken for, however the price is a little bit is a suprise in that its a little higher than many people anticipated, so there still may be an opportunity to buy one as some may choose to spend there money on a Ferrari instead. Base price is supposedly $265,000 US with $65,000 worth of options to select from. Essentially is more expensive than the 430 Scuderia in USA dollars assuming you load it up with all the options (lightweight rims, special leather...etc)
 

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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.
 

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Only 7 Maserati dealers were chosen to sell the 8C in the USA, all are spoken for, however the price is a little bit is a suprise in that its a little higher than many people anticipated, so there still may be an opportunity to buy one........
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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 $400,000 car.
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione 265.000$...with the extras:330.000$....
Ferrari F430 173.079$
Ferrari F430 F1 184.309$
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 263.519$
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 275.887$
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 264.034$
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 273.845$
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 113.200$
Aston Martin DB9 169.750$
Aston Martin DBS 265.000$
Porsche 911 Carrera 73.500$
Porsche 911 Carrera S 83.800$
Porsche 911 GT3 107.500$
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 124.900$
Porsche 911 turbo 126.200$
Porsche 911 GT2 191.700$
BMW M6 99.300$
Audi R8 109.000$
Lamborghini Gallardo 180.500$
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera 215.000$
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 313.600$
 

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"...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...."

Jeremy Clarkson

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we know that JC loves Alfa's.

Interesting to know is that the black 8C - pictures 01-08 - is a Dutch registered car and most likely the first one in Holland. Registration date = 17th january 2008. Even more interesting is that this is most likely the car of Prins Bernard van Oranje a succesfull internet business man and also grandson of the Queen Beatrix of Holland.
By the way his grand-grand father Prins Bernard von Lippe Biesterfeld drove also a Alfa 8C (2900) before the 2nd world war!
History repeat it's self indeed!
 

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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione 265.000$...with the extras:330.000$....

Nice but IMO, a better buy without her. I'll take it stock at $265K.:)
 

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