• Mar 6th 2006 at 11:30AM
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When you're hot, you're hot. Resurgent Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has earmarked  the fabulous Alfa 8C Competizione concept car that debuted at the 2003 Frankfurt show for production.

Showing that he's a genuine car guy, new Alfa CEO Antonio Barravalle says, "We have cut the budget for our advertising campaign and will do the 8C instead, because it is a perfect way to promote the Alfa brand." We couldn't agree more.

The plan is to debut the production version at the Paris show in late September, where the company will start to take orders for a limited production run of 500 coupes. Apparently Barravalle is also considering a future Spider version.

Speculation is that the new 8C will follow the carbon fiber body/spaceframe chassis construction of the concept car, with a 440 hp V8 powerplant based on the current Ferrari-Maserati unit. More pictures of Alfa's road-going glory after the jump.

[Sources: 4Car, Alfa Romeo]

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      Sweet. I'm gonna have to start saving up my pennies!
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      The dealer network is a problem, that's for certain. But my GOD is that not a gorgeous car??? Domestics take note, this is what a sports car is supposed to look like!!!
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      No bad )
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      #2 - Yes, Ferrari definitely comes to mind, I can see some Daytona in that design.

      The flowing rear fender, angled rear end, and single tail lights closely resemble Daytona's predecessor, the 275GTB.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What a TVR ripoff. Talk about punching a man while he's down.
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      Funny looking little grille? It's only the trademark that Alfa Romeo have carried since before Enzo Ferrari was the factory race chief, since before the prancing horse was a mascot on Alfas rather than a badge in its own right.

      Why does the Bugatti Veyron have that funny little grille? Why do BMW's have those two nostrils? What's with that funny looking taillights on my Corvette?

      My goodness.
      Thembani Mloyi
      • 9 Years Ago
      Out of the way 599 here comes 8C!
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      Back in 2001, Alfa was slated to re-enter the US market in 2006 (due to new models and DOT crash testing - why go through the expense of certifying a car that is scheduled to be replaced next year)?

      Well, here we are in 2006. GM sold their stake in FIAT and the dealer network disappeared.

      And having owned a Alfa, if I bought another one, it wouldn't be my daily driver.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Finally a CEO who gets it. This is one of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen. I'm glad they'll build it.
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