It's no big surprise that Alfa Romeo has given the unbelievably gorgeous Competizione 8C its own site. But it's a rather well-done, Flash-filled site with a few never-before-seen photos of the Italian sports car inside and out, official performance facts and one amazing video of the Competizione in action, powersliding around curves and glistening in Italian sunshine.
Visitors to the site can even see how the 8C's curves will look in a color other than red. Choose from Alfa Red, 8C Red, yellow and black. Interior leather colors include black, red, natural leather and titanium. The Alfa site confirms what we already knew about the car's potential performance: 4.7 liter V8, 450 bhp at 7000 rpm with a 6-speed lever-shifted transmission.
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[Source: Alfa Romeo, Car and Driver]
Do not leave the site without viewing (though we recommend going ahead and downloading the 36mb file) the two-minute video. While the 8C is stunningly sexy sitting still, in motion the car is almost pornographic. Please, be careful with this video. Depending on how prudish your co-workers are, it may not be safe for office viewing.
Car and Driver says Maserati will build only 500 of these beauties for 2009, with a scant 99 coming stateside. If you want one, quickly place your order directly with Alfa's Italian headquarters and get your $200,000 check written, signed and ready to go. There's no way these cars will last long.
And if you need a booster fix of super Competizione photos, we had a bunch back in November.