We turned the wheel, and as the nose of the car greeted the apex, we squeezed the accelerator hard. As expected, the rear wheels slid wide, and thanks to a little steering lock to catch up to them and a touch more power, we were able to keep the tail out of shape for a second or two until the corner opened up.
It was a childishly simple maneuver, but there, in an instant, was a moment for which we have been waiting more than 15 years.
We were powersliding a brand-new Alfa Romeo — the 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
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