• Jul 7th 2008 at 2:27PM
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Click for hi-res gallery of the Alfa 8C Competizione

It'd be hard to ask for more than what the spectacular Alfa 8C Competizione already offers, but Alfa Romeo intends to do just that. So after announcing the initial run of 500 coupes, Alfa will begin production of 500 roadsters. But in case that weren't enough, reports have been circulating of two new 8Cs to follow. On the one hand we have the 8C's successor, which Alfa's PR people hope will be based on the Ferrari California. On the other we have the more focused GTA version of the current coupe.

While earlier reports suggested that the new second-generation Ferrari-based 8C could arrive in time for Alfa Romeo's 100 year anniversary in 2010, sources now suggest that it will be the 8C GTA that will arrive for the big celebration. Applying the magic formula of less weight and more power, the GTA is tipped to shed some 150 kg (330 lbs), while power from the 4.7-liter V8 is anticipated to climb from its current 450hp to a nice round 500. (If you remember writing your SATs, think GTA is to 8C as Scuderia is to F430 and you're a shoe-in for your top choice.) Only 100 examples are reportedly on the table, and you can bet they'll sell out faster than a "waste management consultant" with priors.

[Source: Autocar via WCF]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      hi folks, I love the 8C - look here a beautiful website about a beautiful car www.alice8c.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is one beautiful car. However, isn't this car like $250k+? That's a lot of coin to consider when your neighbor's Z06 will pounce all over it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Seriously, no disrespect to the Z06, which is a damn impressive sportscar especially considering it's price, but if raw numbers is all you want, you could argue a tuned Mitsu Evo would spank both of their wide butts. The 8C is a limited edition exotic and instant classic that will only appreciate in value, and sadly, only for very rich collectors. The center gauge panel alone is milled from an 11 lb block of solid aluminum! Personally, I'll wait for the other upcoming GTA models: 159, Brera and Mito, which , if I eat Ramen noodles and tuna for a few years just may afford.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Chris & Shiftright

        He's right a Z06 will... ( there's not many sports car's a Corvette can't beat... ) maybie a C6 even will... but this Alfa Romeo. is a Very Beautiful... Car. if you over look speed...

        oh Shiftright you cant compare... a tuned car to a stock one so... ur evo and pinto don't count...
        • 7 Years Ago
        So? Speed is not the only consideration for a car :)

        And, i'm not prejudiced, love the Corvette too, but this 8C is just stunning.
        • 7 Years Ago
        My '71 Pinto wagon with a blown 428 will pounce all over that Eyetalian hatchback too, as well as your neighbor's Z06.
        • 7 Years Ago
        you're missing the point man
      • 7 Years Ago
      'sell out faster than a "waste management consultant" with priors.'

      I don't quite get the pun here. Anyone care to explain?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I suppose it depends on what you want...

      a gorgeous italian exotic, or faster and cheaper.

      Oh, you meant cars...
      • 7 Years Ago
      gorgeous car. even more gorgeous girl, wow...