Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

May, 2008 § 4 Comments

2003 Concept
The 8C Competizione was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. The lines of the twin seater are meant to echo the styling of Alfas of the 1930s and 1940s, and the “Competizione” name is a pointer to the 1948 6C 2500 Competizione, which competed in the 1949 and 1950 Mille Miglia race, coming third both times. In the 1950 Mille Miglia Juan-Manuel Fangio and Augusto Zanardi drove. It won the 1950 Targa Florio. A 3.0 litre prototype was built but not produced. These 6C 2500 models were among the last vehicles with links to the pre-war cars.

2007 production version
During the Mondial de l’Automobile 2006, Alfa Romeo announced the production of a limited series 500 units of 8C Competizione. The production version is very similar to the concept, biggest difference exterior-wise is the rear-hinged hood in the production model.[3] It was possible to choose from four different exterior color: 8C Red, Competition Red, black or yellow.[5] The bodyshell is made of carbon fibre, produced by ATR Group. The carbon fibre body is then fitted to steel chassis made by Italian company ITCA Produzione. Final assembly is then made in Maserati factory in Modena, Italy.

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