• Aug 11th 2009 at 7:27PM
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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione - Click image above for a high-res gallery

We have an old saying: there's no such thing as too much Alfa Romeo news. With that in mind, why is the world's hottest Alfa sporting a "Got Milk?" mustache? Because the Photoshop warlocks at Britain's favorite automotive tabloid have no idea what the new 8C GTA is actually going to look like. Here's what we think we know. Alfa Romeo is going to release a carbon fiber intensive 8C Competizione variant called the GTA to celebrate the marque's centenary next year.

Thanks to all the exotic weave, the GTA will be over 300 pounds lighter
than the "regular" Competizione, and with a new ECU and stouter internals, the 4.7-liter F430 derived V8 should produce more than 500 horsepower -- just in time to not upstage the 458 Italia's 562 hp. All that power will get neutralized by optional carbon-ceramic stoppers and naturally, expect the GTA's suspension to be much stiffer than the current car's GT tuning.

If it sounds like Alfa might be considering a return to the race track we can only give the thumbs up, smile and mutter under our breath, "about time." And it might help explain the white mouth. Price? Over $300,000. How many? Just 100 examples, total. We're expecting to catch an actual glimpse of the 8C GTA at the Geneva Motor Show this coming March.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      To whom it may concern: Please, for the sake of humanity, do not make the automotive gods angry and vengeful by changing the aesthetics of this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That car IS sex.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't think you could make the 8C look bad, it's such a sexy car but then I opened up this page and was horrible, horrible mistaken. I know it's just someone interpretation but they need to stop because this thing will now haunt me in my dreams.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the 8c is the most beautiful car ever and i don't think it can really be visually improved upon
      • 6 Years Ago
      auto express only get the publication number right in their magazines, nothing else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it...

      But it needs green.

      Red White and Green, italian flag... good to go.

      But then again, I like the Ducati Tricoloré bikes, too. :D

      As well as blue and white british cars and bikes, with a red stripe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the blacked out rear but not the milk 'stache or the black ground effects paint job.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Two words:

      Freaking. Awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ouch... why don't they make 500, bring down the unit cost, and sell it for less money?

      Alfa is not ready for a $300,000 car yet.

      Follow Maserati's pricing strategy. Start low, and rebuild your reputation.

      It's a nice looking car, but that's really it. Interior is nothing special either.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not ready?......do you know the historie and heritage of Alfa Romeo??
        The 8C was sold out in a wink of an eye.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take two, 'cause one will always be in the shop with some Italian electrical glitch or failed hardware.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't mind the milk moustache, but it should be yellow not white, in homage to the Autodelta GTVs of the 60's and early 70's