Monday, September 29, 2008

2009 Alfa Romeo 8c


After finally seeing the 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione in the flesh, we can confirm that the production model is an Italian knockout. And with a 90 degree 4.7-liter V8 engine cramming 450 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque through a paddle shifter-controlled six-speed transaxle to the rear wheels, Alfa's claim of a 0-100 kph (0 to 62 mph) acceleration time under 4.2 seconds is utterly believable. But the even bigger news, delivered by Alfa Romeo Executive Vice President Antonio Baravalle himself, was confirmation that the 8C will in fact be coming to the United States. Unfortunately, we'll only get 84 of them, and they're already sold according to Alfa Romeo.

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