• Jun 25th 2008 at 2:57PM
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Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Alfa 8C Competizione

Few cars are as eminently desirable as the Alfa 8C Competizione. So how do you make us want it even more? Well, you can chop off the roof and make it into a roadster, but Alfa Romeo already did that. How about making it even more powerful? That's hard to do – remember that, having developed the engine for its sister-company, Maserati has shoehorned the 450hp V8 into both the GranTurismo and the new Quattroporte to make more powerful S versions of both – but that's exactly what Alfa's new CEO, Luca de Meo, intends to do.

The plan involves producing an additional run of 100 supercars with more power and less weight... and you know that's the magic formula. Like the 230hp MiTo announced just yesterday, the faster 8C would wear Alfa's premier GTA badge. Although the project has yet to gain approval from the higher-ups in the Fiat group, de Meo is reportedly fighting for it. We hope he wins, and with the clout he holds in the company, we think he just might.

[Source: AutoTelegraaf via eGMCarTech]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Somthing so beautiful seems as though it should never be made "race ready".
      However, by calling it a GTA I'm ok with this move.
      • 7 Years Ago
      sex on wheels.

      Man, between a prodrive-equipped AM V8, or a 8C GTA...

      BOTH. As long as I am dreaming...

      Might as well dream about dating Elizabeth Hurley and Penelope Cruz at the same time, too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Make that Monica Bellucci in her "Matrix: Reloaded" wardrobe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is the only car I have ever, upon seeing it in person, wanted to lick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dear Ferrari,

      I give you, how to make an attractive small GT car! Please melt the California down and try again. This can be your benchmark.

      This thing is gorgeous.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Small gt car?.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car just keeps getting better and better
      and it was pretty darn good to start with!
      • 7 Years Ago
      So in your mind, is this 8C and the GTA version considered supercars?