Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Stateside Debut

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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 supercar, for the Alfa Romeo folks this is the first event for a US-bound Alfa Romeo since the halcyon days of yesterday — and by yesterday we mean 1995. We'll stop talking and let you soak in the crimson-colored beauty of these shots.

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DISCUSSION

dmcspeedy
dmcspeedy

@Boss Hogg: it's slightly more complex than that—Alfa (along with Lancia and Abarth) is a subsidiary of Fiat Group Automobiles SpA. Ferrari and Maserati are owned directly by Fiat SpA, a huge industrial group (which also owns Fiat Group Automobiles). The point is that Fiat Auto has some autonomy with Fiat SpA, and the Ferrari and Maserati marques aren't its problem.

Besides, the 8C has a tiny limited-production run, and its value as a halo car to break the mainstream Alfa models back into the US must outweigh any concerns over luxo-brand cannibalism.