Thats awsome news.. By the 2-3rd year run theyll be back in the states blowing off the doors of any Masi or Porsche.... ok im gonna go dream again.
With the car being the virtual star of every show it's in, including winning at Villa d'Este, new Chairman diMontezemolo knows that the 8C would bring folks into showrooms and help revive Alfa. Alfa needs a flagship, and 1200 pieces is small share of that highly successful market. It to a lesser degree, would do what F1 and the limited production Enzo does for Ferrari - sell a lot of the other models through the press exposure.PSB said:Word is that thay will not do it because the price and performance cut into there Maserati sales.
Thay put the stops to it. I hope something changes and it gets back on the books
While I agree with the sentiment here ... a car with a twin turbo Maserati v8 is hardly going to place Alfa Romeo in the Ferrari's "sedan and inexpensive GT division".dretceterini said:I really do hope that they produce the 8C, althought it would be WAY out of my price range. It would be nice if Alfa used this car to bring the company some prestige, because right now they need it. The entire Alfa range is getting dated, and it would be great if Alfa became Ferrari's "sedan and inexpensive GT division", rather than another GM piece of crap.
Exactly like I said.alfabeach said:AUTOWEEK
Posted Date: 12/2/04
Alfa Romeo Competizione confuzione
Alfa’s Romeo’s hot 8C Competizione, first shown in concept form at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, appears headed for a dead end. Pre-production prototypes of the Maserati Coupe-based two-seater have been delayed as Fiat Auto CEO Herbert Demel considers the implications of building a sports car that competes directly with the Maserati Coupe and would hit a price point that could severely confuse buyers for both marques. “If anything is approved based on the 8C design, it will probably be a smaller but similar style of car at a lower price,” one source said. Fiat Group boss Luca di Montezemolo also is hesitating over the 8C/Maserati conflict, meaning the project is probably dead in the water.
PSk EDIT: DELETED, said enough already ...alfaholico said:The only way for Alfa to return is with a statement vehicle like the 8C. A car that will turn heads and create a stir. If they just return with a sport sedan and a spider, there will be no new interest from non Alfisti. Build it and they will come!!!!!