• Sep 11, 2006
The production version of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione makes its debut in a couple of weeks at the Paris auto show, but thanks to Spanish site km77.com, photos and details are out on the web for all to see.The car is driven by a Maserati-sourced aluminum 4.7L V8 making 450 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of twist. A six-speed gearbox with paddle shifters channels power to the rear wheels and can also be operated in full automatic mode. Like the engine, the car's suspension is also a refugee from Maserati.

How does it look? Well, pretty much just like the concept, which is a great thing as far as we're concerned. This is the sexiest machine to come out of Italy in years. Comparisons to the TZ coupes of the 1960s are completely understandable, and the 8C Competizione has "instant classic" written all over it. You couldn't have scripted a more triumphant return to the US market for Alfa Romeo than with this car, a showstopper in every way.

Thanks to Drew at fast-autos.net for the tip!

(More photos after the jump)

[Source: km77.com (translated)] Alfa Romeo 8C Competitzione - Production VersionAlfa Romeo 8C Competitzione - Production VersionAlfa Romeo 8C Competitzione - Production VersionAlfa Romeo 8C Competitzione - Production Version
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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione - Production Version


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      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a TVR
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks kinda like my 71 Opel GT. No biggie.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The sad thing is that the sale of those 500 slated for the US will probably put them at around the same sales figures when they last were here.

      I own a 1985 GTV6 and if I remember correctly they only imported 722 that year. Considering they left in 1994...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Paddle Shifters rock. Absolutely beautiful car. I'll live in it if I had to.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, my!!!!!!

      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it me or is the front an enzo and the back an auston martin
      gkz
      • 8 Years Ago
      stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking, and a lot of other words i'm too lazy to look up in thesaurus.

      anyone know the designer?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmm. The front end looks so familiar... Subaru Tribecca maybe?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, my!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      i think i am going to get pummeled here... but i prefer the modern lines of brera over retro looking cars like this one.

      it's not ugly... it's my personal preference.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm usually into modern designs and not retro, but this is an amazing blend and absolutely stunning. I would buy one as a third car if I have the budget to do so when it comes out regardless of which company I work for. Wow!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I had a GTV6 Balocco (151/350). It was red, smooth, advanced in a technical sense, with no body seams, all leaded, and comfortable black leather interior. Everything broke: timing chain, valves, FI plenum explosions, A/C vents, radiator, instruments (when I reported instrument failure of all electronics I was told that in an Alfa all I needed was an oil-pressure gauge, and that wasn't electronic). No more Italian cars. I miss it.
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