I must admit to being singularly unimpressed when I saw the 8C at Meadowbrook, during the AROC convention. Alfa's, such as the egg-shaped Sprint Zagato or the sleek Tubularo Zagato (TZ1) exude a certain sporting excitement, not generated by the 8C.
The interior was to say the least, Japanese-jukebox, seemingly based on work done by the Ford Styling Studio on the Mustang and Fusion dashboards.
Disappointed, I was, hopeful I still am, for the rest of the Alfa line.
Yes, I must concur...alas, I must admit too that 8C is quite gaudy and ostentatious. Not sporting at all, not as much as the SS above. The 8C is just another wannabe unfortunately...lackluster, derivative, singularly un-inspired.