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Alfa's 300 km/h 8C Spider revealed

2005-08-16 08:51

Derived from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the 8C Spider is purely and essentially a thoroughbred sports car in the traditional Alfa Romeo spirit; it offers sophisticated engineering, a sporty yet elegant shape, and strictly two-seat accommodation.

Alfa showed the 8C Competizione at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show and immediately the company received positive feedback about it.

This exciting two-door sports car shares its design cues with Alfas from the past, including the legendary 33 Coupé Stradale and the Giulia TZ.

It has a length of 4.27m and is 1.9m wide.

Big V8 engine

Under the bonnet is a 4.2-litre V8 engine. The production car will be able to reach a top speed of 300 km/h. It will complete a 0-100km/h sprint in a super-fast 4.5 seconds.

Created at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, the 8C Spider expresses all that is most precious in the company?s heritage.

The low and aggressive front or the face of the car is characterised by the classical Alfa Romeo triptych -the central triangular "scudetto" flanked by horizontal "moustaches."

The lateral view of the car underscores its compactness and its classical mechanical layout, with longitudinally, front-mounted engine and rear-wheel-drive.

The "coda tronca" short tail with generous round taillights, typical for an Italian sports car, adds to the purposeful, dynamic image of the 8C Spider.

Alfa says the interior design reflects the same philosophy; the cockpit's non-compromised ergonomics, style, and choice of materials concentrate on one goal only: ultimate driving pleasure.

Click here for Alfa Romeo 8C Competzione photo gallery.

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