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Alfa Romeo’s retro-styled 8C Competizione

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We’ve not had any retro-styled cars for a while, but as there’s a car show on right now in Paris, there was always a chance of a new one. And here it is, the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

Few Alfa Romeos of late have lived up to the badge or stylish grill, but this one fits right into the future classic mould. For the technical amongst you, it features a 4.7-litre Maserati V8 engine with 444 hp, a carbon fibre body over steel chassis and a six-speed robotised gear-box with five settings (manual-normal, manual-sport, automatic-normal, automatic-sport and "ice").

Alfa Romeo has said it’s producing the car in limited numbers, but hasn’t said how many, when and how much. I suspect the answer to the last question is "if you’ve got to ask, you can’t afford it".

More pictures and details at the Jalopnik website

  • The styling is great (althoug, the 8C is looking somewhat ‘British’), but something tells me that guys at Alfa Rome should also focus on quality, not only the looks and power units.