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 edges and more substantial A pillars. Underhood is a 450-hp eight whose voice we're hearing in our mind's ear as a combination of The Magic Flute and a Ferrari F430.

Alfa back to the U.S.A. [World Car Fans]

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