First Alfa Romeo 8C Competitzione Sold In US Parked At New York Train…

Exactly a month after we told you 84 copies » 11/07/08 1:00pm 11/07/08 1:00pm of the would be coming to US shores, reader spotted this one parked outside the Rye, NY train station. The lusty Italian coupe apparently wore a license plate reading "001 USA" leading us to wonder if this is in fact the first Alfa Romeo sold in the US since 1995. The…

Alfa Romeo Officially Returns To US Market This Month With 8C…

Alfa Romeo made it official a year ago » 10/07/08 1:40pm 10/07/08 1:40pm when they announced plans to return to the US auto market after a 13-year cooling-off period. But now it's actually here, as the Italian automaker begins to rekindle its romance with the US auto market later this month, when they import 84 copies of its exclusive . The lusty —…

Alfa Romeo Could Californicate, Build 8C Replacement Off Ferrari…

In a recent interview, Alfa Romeo's global marketing director, Sergio Cravero, expressed his desire to have an Alfa Romeo model based on the new 2009 Ferrari California. "It would be great if Ferrari let us do it... but they are very hard to convince." The potential model would be a replacement for Alfa's current… » 7/02/08 1:00pm 7/02/08 1:00pm

Alfa Romeo Mi.To Meets 8C Competizione In Photo Studio, Wants Some…

This is what's known in the industry as the Halo effect. Believe it or not, Alfa Romeo aren't making the 8C Competizione because they lay awake at night dreaming about the color red combined with 450bhp V8s, but because their accountants spend all day figuring out what building such a vehicle will have on the sales of… » 5/12/08 1:40pm 5/12/08 1:40pm

Alfa Romeo Wants To Save US Automakers From Empty Assembly Lines

We already knew Fiat's Alfa Romeo was bringing the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione to the US and using the Maserati distribution network to do it. We'd also heard one option Fiat was discussing was creation of a new plant in Mexico to supply North America with volume models like the 159 sedan and upcoming Mi.To and 149… » 3/26/08 9:15am 3/26/08 9:15am

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Rears Its Extremely Pretty Head

It's not often that I quickly look past blonde and presumably Italian (or maybe Swiss) "booth professionals," but the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider has that affect on a man. Yes, friends, the highly anticipated Geneva debut of the Spider is finally here. This car has the same 450 HP 4.7-liter V8 as its brother, the 8C… » 3/05/08 3:45pm 3/05/08 3:45pm

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider Set for 2009 Launch

Good news for the SPF-zero set. That concept version the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione sans top, shown at the Pebble Beach Concourse back in 2005, will debut in production for in 2009. That from Automotive News, which reported on a Wall Street preso in New York by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. The coupe, which went on sale… » 9/25/07 1:17pm 9/25/07 1:17pm

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Revs Engine A Bit, Gets Ready To Race…


We know yesterday was Maximum Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Day, but we've got so much good content from our day at the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance, we just had to show you. For instance — the above video we somehow managed to smuggle out of the glove-switching hands of the folks at Fast Lane Daily — it's the… » 8/02/07 11:15am 8/02/07 11:15am

We Enjoyed The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione More Than Her Anyway

While one of us was spending his time with a lady named Alfa at the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance press preview — another publication was busy checking out some other ladies. We however, know the difference between high class and not-so-much — of course that may be because we once dated the one on the left. [Autoblog » 8/01/07 3:30pm 8/01/07 3:30pm

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Live From Meadowbrook, But Why Are We Crying?


Although the video's really loud — the boys from the show that lives life in the FastLane so often it's Daily snagged some video of the new Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione from yesterday's US reveal. It looks so pretty when it's moving...and you can hear the engine...wait...it's moving and I can't hear the engine. I'm… » 8/01/07 3:00pm 8/01/07 3:00pm

Mama Mia! The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Is Beautiful Like-a The Nature

Ah, now this is more like it — the beauty of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione cannot be contained by a mere studio. No, it must be free. It must be out of doors. It must merge its beauty with the beauty of nature. Much like it's doing in these highly p-chopped press shots from Alfa Romeo. And fear not, lovers of the 8C… » 8/01/07 1:20pm 8/01/07 1:20pm

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Gives Us A Fever Even In A Sterile Studio

As Maximum Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Day continues, we're now onto the press photos released by the kind folks at the Italian automaker. For the first grouping, here are the on-set exterior press shots. They're nice, yes — but as I'm sure you can tell — if it weren't for the fact that it's the 8C Competizione, they'd… » 8/01/07 12:30pm 8/01/07 12:30pm

Hey, Grandma! I've Got Some Wheels, Wanna Race?

Don't think we didn't notice the obvious hilarity in this shot we took yesterday at the US reveal of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The best part — the driver of the $200,000-plus supercar was revving his engine. This "race" is kind of like our way of showing Maximum Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Day is totally in… » 8/01/07 11:10am 8/01/07 11:10am

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Commercial Is So Beautiful It Makes Us…


To start Maximum Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Day off, we've got some hot commercial action for you. The folks at Alfa have put together a promo video befitting of an Italian stallion supercar — filled with beautiful shots of the 8C powering through the hills, beautiful shots of CGI engines and powertrains and… » 8/01/07 9:20am 8/01/07 9:20am

Get Thee Ready For Maximum Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Day

Given the amount of interest generated in our first-glance at the stateside release of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, one of us is dedicating himself to providing an absolute heap of content tomorrow on the first Alfa Romeo for US streets since 1995. So yeah, there's a storm front coming kids, can ya feel that chill… » 7/31/07 11:30pm 7/31/07 11:30pm