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Italy's notes that Alfa will be bringing a new concept roadster (purrrrr) to this year's Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance. Dubbed the 8C Spider, the two-seater was derived from the company's 8C Competizione coupe, whose on-again, off-again production plans have bred thoughts of self-immolation for millions of car nuts (ok, us). Dare they tease us without thoughts of bringing the thing to market eventually? Could they possibly be so cruel?

Right now, we can only speculate. And gawk, lustily. The Spider's luscious curves are lifted directly from the Competizione, from which it's derived, and shares its mechanicals, particularly its including a longitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. No other details were available about the concept, though a Concours press release noted that 62 Alfa Romeos were set to appear at Pebble Beach, including seven cars from the Alfa Romeo Museum near Milan and three of the Bertone-designed BAT (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica) concept cars, built in the 1950s.

Alpha Romeo 8C Competizione and Spider []

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