• Apr 12, 2006


Italiaspeed reported Wednesday that Alfa Romeo's 8C Competizione concept is being readied for production. The concept car (shown above) debuted in Frankfurt in 2003, and rumors of its possible production have run rampant ever since, and the latest tantalizing hint of 8C activity at Alfa Romeo is this new video. (Autoblog readers will recall that Alfa Romeo prepared a similar pre-launch video for the Alfa Brera.)

Italiaspeed reports that the production version of the 8C Competizione will debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year, and production will begin in 2007. The production 8C is said to be powered by Maserati's new 4.7-liter engine, rather than the supercharged 4.2-liter unit in the concept car. The new engine is expected to produce between 460 and 500 hp, good for 0-62 mph in about 4.5 seconds.

The new Alfa will be positioned opposite Ferrari's F430 coupe, avoiding competition with  Maserati's less-expensive models.

More information on the evolution of the 8C Competizione is available from Alfa Romeo here.

Thanks for the tip, Noah!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Alfa Romeo: Build This Car and sell it the U.S. market. You will not regret it for un minuto.

      http://www.automobilesdeluxe.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Scalzo-

      That was actually pretty funny!! And I concur, this is one sexy machine.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Panoz Esperante?? Subaru?? (OK, that was funny) Think Alfa TZ. A little concerned by the size of the engine -- Alfas aren't really known for big engines, they're about balance, handling, light weight, and fabulous smaller engines. They weren't Auto Union, or Jaguar, or Ferrari, or in recent decades Porsche; and in a marque as evocative and traditional as Alfa, identity is important. But this new 8C is gorgeous.
      • 8 Years Ago
      was it ever going to be cheap?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That front end looks like something off of a Subaru....


      just kidding! Beautiful car!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is the most beautiful shape i've seen in 35 years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      very nice,i want one right NOW!!!.a future classic
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'll never be able to afford one, but I'm extremely happy it's being built.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is hot.

      Why does Europe get all the cool stuff??? tvr etc...
      • 8 Years Ago
      America gets plenty of cool cars that don't get sold over seas in a lot of cases as well.

      The euro Ford Focus is the only one I'm really upset about because other cars based on the same platform are already sold here.

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      Please build it...

      Please build it...

      Please build it...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm in regardless of cost
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