Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Stateside Debut

We're out here on the rolling Rochester Hills at the site of this weekend's Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance for the US press reveal of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. But just as important as showing the 159,300 euro (Alfa folks claim the US price will be over $200K when it hits here late in 2008), 450 HP V8-powered… » 7/31/07 11:20am 7/31/07 11:20am

Report: Alfa Coming to US in 2009, Bringing 8C, Brera, Spider

Oh good — Fiat's so flush, it's sending Alfa to the states earlier than expected. In fact, the UK's Just Auto says we'll start seeing launch activity by the end of 2008. The mag's also making with new details about the lineup. We already knew the 8C Competizione and its Spider sibling will be the halo cars — as if we… » 7/03/07 10:22am 7/03/07 10:22am

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione at the 'Ring

Sure, we've seen Alfa Romeo's 8C Competizione a few times up close, and had to cower like Quasimoto in its Esmeralda-like presence. Now it's out being flogged on Germany's Nürburgring, which is likely quite a vision. Say spies, this proto version offers a few mild changes, including air intakes, a softening around the… » 5/16/07 12:42pm 5/16/07 12:42pm

Dark, Dark Horse: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione 8C in Geneva

In Paris, Alfa Romeo hid its comely 8C Competizione from photographers' gaze in a lens-thwarting glass box. In Geneva, the company took a different tack to prevent overexposure: Black paint and wacky lighting. We're not sure if it's a conspiracy by Fiat's mid-luxe brand to keep the 8C as exclusive as possible. But… » 3/12/07 3:09pm 3/12/07 3:09pm

Cold Shower Coming Up: Alfa Romeo Launches 8C Competizione Minisite

As if we needed any more teasing by the CTs at Alfa Romeo. Yeah, yeah, all the 8C Competizione models destined for production are spoken for. And yeah, it'll be 200 something grand. But did they have to design it to mimic Natalia Estrada on holiday by the Adriatic? Next thing, we'll be watching the Alfa studio with a… » 12/20/06 4:01pm 12/20/06 4:01pm

Coupe d'Glass: Alfa Romeo Reveals 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo unveiled what is doubtless the hottest piece of machinery at the Paris show, the 8C Competizione. Unfortunately, the company followed the lead of their amici at Ferrari, and stuck it inside a photo-thwarting glass enclosure, turning the strobe-like glit of flashbulbs into a sort of lightswitch rave. Alfa… » 9/28/06 10:15am 9/28/06 10:15am

Finalmente! The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

A mess of photos and info on the new Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe hit the blogosphere ahead of its unveiling at the Paris show later this month. Is it as spectacular as we've been hoping? Let's see: A 4.7-liter Maserati V8 with 444 hp, a carbon fiber body over steel chassis, negative lift from body shape alone,… » 9/11/06 6:47pm 9/11/06 6:47pm

Ready for its Close-up: The Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

Most Alfa watchers believe the 8C Spider and its coupe sibling will be among the first Alfa Romeo product to hit these shores when the brand returns to the states sometime in the next few years. Now, we hear the two slinky sexpots will make an appearance at the Paris show next month, the meaning of which has been… » 8/30/06 9:51am 8/30/06 9:51am

Alfa 8C Not to Be? That Is the Question; Here's the Answer

The blogosphere was all abuzz yesterday about Alfa Romeo killing the 8C Competizione (again). Don't panic. Take a deep breath and think of Sienna Miller lounging poolside. Feel better? Turns out someone had gotten a hold of an old article that ran in Autocar indicating production of the prototype had been nixed.… » 3/21/06 9:25am 3/21/06 9:25am