Alfa Romeo showed off a concept in 2003 that made us drool. Well, get ready to drool even more because that concept, the 8C Competizione, is going to be made. It’s going to have a Ferrari/Maserati 4.2L V8 under the hood that kicks out 440 horsepower and a carbon fiber body. That carbon fiber has been lovingly shaped into smooth curves and flowing lines that just scream at the cops to give you a speeding ticket. If they could catch you.
We won’t have to wait long to see the 8C, either. It will be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in September in production-ready form and they will take orders for a run of 500. We have new Alfa Romeo CEO to thank for getting this car onto the road. “We have cut the budget for our advertising campaign and will do the 8C instead, because it is a perfect way to promote the Alfa brand.” The really perfect way to promote the brand would be to give me an 8C to drive around. I’d write nice things, I promise.