• Nov 9, 2006
The world was wowed in September when Alfa Romeo officially unveiled their 8C Competizione in Paris. These new hi-res photos now have us asking: Is this a gorgeous car? Or is it the most gorgeous car?

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[Source: Alfa Romeo via Car Body Design]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The car is gorgeous. I love every bit of it. And if I had the money, I'd take the car as it is. But, I like to nitpick, so....

      What's with the black triangles on the side of the car? In some pictures, they are red triangles, and in some other pictures, there's no triangle to be seen. So what gives? I like no triangles at all. Or if they plan to have triangles, I prefer a traditional side air vent.

      Also the rims. They're okay. I think they are too "busy" for the elegant shape of the rest of the car. So they look out of place. I believe what would be best is a simple 5 or 6 spoke wheel, something very similar to the new Audi RS4 rims. Silver would be a conservative finish. Polished silver might be too much. But, I think painted white rims would give this car the class that it always has plus an exclamation mark too. (Class!)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its a shame about the size of the pictures though, it was big enough for my desktop :(
      • 8 Years Ago
      Has anyone noticed that the rims are not real in the last pic?

      http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/11/061025_ar_8c_10_1024.jpg

      Copy/paste the image into your favourite viewer and bump the gamma by factor of 2.0. You'll find that:

      A. there are no disc brakes on either of the wheels
      B. the front rim is much wider than the rear

      I think this goes for all the previous shots to, except that they were edited in PhotoShop (or other image editing software) to make them appear like they are "moving".

      Still, the Alfa Romeo 8C is a beautiful car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Exquisite design... Probably the most beautiful car I have ever seen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I didn't want to mention this before, but #41 (The Motoring Enigma) changed my mind:

      The Alfa 8C is just an overgrown Lotus Exige, with an ugly, ugly grille. There are those who see it, and those who pretend to not see it. Thank you.

      http://www.autoclub.com.au/2006/02/lotus-exige-s.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      The BMW Z8 was a joke attamept to replicate the 507's looks into a Miata package. The Viper SRT-10 lost the original Viper's beauty. The C6 looks just like the C5, mixed in with a 575M. The 8C is stunning. I just wish Ferrari and Maserati could do more to improve their designs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow!

      drooling is an understatement, happens everytime I see this car

      i'm in lov
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is definitly one of the most stunningly gorgeous automobiles I have ever seen pictured.

      It has purebred characteristics..look at those rear fender wells.

      Hope I live to at least see one up close and personal; own one?, I can only dream.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, all of you, but I think the world is divided into two groups of people: Those who love the 8C, and those who pretend to not love the 8C. Thank you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree with Daniel,up to a point "This is the best looking car since the 250GTO and GT40MKII." but I think he fails to mention the best looking sports car of that era - The Bizzarinni A3C, also known as the Iso A3C. Bizzarinni said this was the car the 250GTO should have been. He can say that - he designed both.

      http://www.tybrainstorm.de/drogo/iso.html

      This Alfa 8C is creating so much excitement, as if it were the very latest thing. I said it was the most beautiful car at the Geneva show in March, 2004, and I think it had been in shows before that. The only changes I can see from that showing is the doorhandles (didn't have any external handles visible then), chrome trim around the vents in the front fenders, and the wheels are different.

      As for the paddle shifters, there is a reason the racers and high powered supercars are using them. No one who has ever driven a very powerful, fast car would fail to appreciate the benefit of keeping both hands on the wheel.

      • 8 Years Ago
      to Raffaelle:
      150.000 what? lira? are you out of your mind? You think alfa will put a car out at 150.000 dollars?!?! i was think more "will it cost 30.000 or 40.000" dollars...

      nobody on god's green earth would spend 150.000 dollars on an alfa romeo. it's a company with world-class design, but as far as quality, it's right on par with it's parent company's brand, fiat...

      plus, fiat would never make an Alfa Romeo that costs more than its higher level mark, Maserati...this car will cost, at the most 45.000 dollars
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sure, the rest of the body looks nice, but the front grille reminds me of the Subaru Impreza. Alfa purists might cry foul and say Subaru copied Alfa, but I say both grilles look bad, in a bad way.
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