• Mar 20th 2006 at 8:00AM
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Alfa Romeo's spectacular 8c Competizione may not make it into showrooms after all.

This, according to website Fastdrive, which says that the decision was reached by Ferrari bigwig Luca di Montezemolo out of concern that the sexy coupe cannibalize would sales from Maserati's 4200GT.

As a corollary to this news, Alfa engineers have reportedly been ordered to '...use as many styling cues from the 8C as possible' for the next iteration of a smaller coupe based on the next Alfa 147's mechanicals.

Of note, this is the only word we've seen of the 8c's demise, and nobody at Alfa has mailed us the deposits back for our new Autoblog staff cars, so we're not entirely prepared to go into mourning just yet.

[Source: Fastdrive]

 



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      Don
      • 9 Years Ago
      You should watch your sources on this one:

      http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/gossip/alfa-8c-not-to-be-that-is-the-question-heres-the-answer-161857.php

      Jalopnik's got ya beat on this...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Damn, and I was all set to add it to the list of cars I will never see in the US......
      • 9 Years Ago
      I believe that one day Luca di Montezemolo will be Prime Minister of Italy. However, given the man's great potential, if he doesn't want to produce the 8c Competizione, I hope taht he changes his mind. This car looks at least as good as the Brera; The Maserati 4200GT just isn't as beautiful.

      Why must Alfa continually need to be urged, begged and prodded to produce cars such as the Brera and 8c Competizione??

      I suspect that if Alfa were to give a true green light to the 8c Competizione, the public's response would be very enthusiastic.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sounds like they have hired a few Ford and GM execs. That car is incredible looking.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Screw it, I'm gonna build my own. Anyone with me?