2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo fist debuted the 8C concept at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. Three years of development followed with the production version being introduced at the 2006 Paris Motor show. Wolfgang Egger of the Alfa Romeo Style Center had designed the 8C, and offered a glimpse into the design language of the future Alfas while retaining the DNA of the great Alfa Romeos of past. The inspiration was derived from such post-war greats as the 33 Stradale and Giulia TZ. The unmistakable grille and badge, accentuated by a cluster of bi-xenon headlights, was one of the most gorgeous Alfa Romeos produced.

The performance was equally impressive, powered by a Ferrari/Maserati-derived all-aluminum 4.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 450 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 347 foot-pounds of torque at 4,750 rpm. The engine is mated to the same transmission used in the Ferrari 599 Fiorano, known as the 'Superfast' gearbox, a computer-controlled six-speed manual transaxle with a computer-controlled twin-disc clutch. The transmission is placed in the rear for better handling, which is complemented by a front and rear dual wishbone suspension setup.

Approved for a limited-production run of 500 units (despite nearly 1,500 orders being received) that began in the 2007 model year, just 84 were destined for US shores, and most were pre-sold through Maserati dealerships.

Alfa Romeo's new halo car featured voluptuous bodywork made entirely of carbon-fiber sitting atop a space-frame chassis.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2019

Related Reading : Alfa Romeo 8C History

Vittorio Jano was responsible for the design of the magnificent engineering marvel, the 8C 2300. The name was formed by following Alfa Romeos naming convention the 8C represented the eight-cylinder engine while the 2300 represented the cubic-capacity. The engine is comprised of two four-cylinder engines with the cylinders aligned in a row. Central gearing drives the overhead twin camshafts. A Roots-type....
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2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione vehicle information

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The Alfa Romeo nomenclature '8C' was first used in the 1930s on road, racing and sports cars which used a Vittorio Jano designed straight 8-cylinder engine. After a very successful racing history which included a one-two-three finish at the 1936 Mill....[continue reading]

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione vehicle information

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Chassis Num: ZARJA181080038950

At the September 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show, Alfa Romeo revealed their 8C Competizione concept car. When it was approved for a limited production run of 500 units that began in the 2007 model year, little had changed from the concept. Of the 500 units,....[continue reading]

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione vehicle information

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Chassis Num: ZARJA181480039129

This Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is the 10th of only 84 U.S.-specification examples built. It is finished in Rosso Competizione and has just under 600 miles on its odometer. It was equipped with nearly every option available for the 8C model. It is pr....[continue reading]

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione vehicle information

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Chassis Num: ZARJA181280039694

The Alfa Romeo 8C made its debut in 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the production version following in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show. It wore styling by Wolfgang Egger of the Alfa Romeo Style Center using inspiration from the 33 Stradale and Gi....[continue reading]

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Alfa Romeo Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
1,595
May 2019
1,572
April 2019
1,584
March 2019
1,774
February 2019
1,362
January 2019
1,150
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