• May 16th 2007 at 2:56PM
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Alfa Romeo's voluptuous 8C Competizione is currently undergoing the now obligatory rite of passage for any new performance car - hot-lapping the Nurburgring - and World Car Fans has spy shots of the event.
Artfully camouflaged with duct tape, the test mule carries larger wing mirrors and a front fascia with noticeably larger openings than the show car version.

The limited production coupe is slated to lead Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. market. Trivia types will recall that the Nurburgring holds a special place in the hearts of Alfa fans as the site of Tazio Nuvolari's epic victory over Mercedes and Auto Union in the 1935 German Grand Prix. (Bonus points if you knew that Nuvolari's Alfa Romeo P3 was campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari.)

More spy shots can be seen here.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The concept car was shown in Frankfurt 2003. In Paris 2006 was shown the production version. ...we've already seen lot's of spyshops of the car camuflaged and testing.

      So, WorldCarFans are plain wrong.

      This car has some different detailing, new headlights and rear light, and a thicker A-pillar... but they will not do a restyling of a 500 units car (again: the production car was already shown).

      And didn't you notice the Maserati wheels?

      The 8C already has a Maserati engine and Maserati suspentions: obviously, Maserati are now having the 8C platform for the successors of the Coupé/Spyder (the GranTurismo is not on the same segment, in spite of many people's misinformation).

      So, what we see is a mule of the new Maserati, not a *new* production version of the 8C.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Voluptuous" is definitely the correct term for the 8C. That is, if you don't want to use "flat-out gorgeous." Simply a spectacular car inside and out. I'm very excited Alfa is bringing this car to the United States, and I hope they do stick with the mesh-style wheels shown on the "production" version and not the spoked styles from the show car or this test version.
      • 8 Years Ago
      mini enzo...
      • 8 Years Ago
      It should be a crime to cover a car that beautiful in duct tape like that...
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