Alfa 8C Spider Revealed

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
alfa 8c spider revealed
Alfa Romeo's press corps have sent out three high resolution photos of the second most beautiful car currently in production. The Alfa 8C Spider is the convertible version of the presently released 8C Competizione coupe (with the 450-horse, 4.7-liter V8). As always with Alfas, it's not about stats. It's about how I-need-a-box-of-tissues gorgeous. And since Alfa 8C Spider isn't a track car, there's no shame in lopping the roof off so can revel in its aural sex appeal (you must click here). The 8C coupe version was a run of 500 cars (84 going to the U.S.). You can expect a similarly limited production for the Spider. Which is just as well; if there was a remote possibility of owning one, I'd be contacting the Devil to sell my soul, again. [ED: Justin's studying for the bar.][Pixamo slide show of the 8C Spider and Coupe here.]
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  • Andrei Avarvarii Andrei Avarvarii on Feb 19, 2008

    I thought appearing topless in public was forbidden for Miss Universe...

  • Chuckgoolsbee Chuckgoolsbee on Feb 19, 2008
    Stunning. I have always believed that there could never be another car that looked as good as my father's old E-type Jaguar. All the safety rules and regulations, the design-by-committee nature of today's automobiles.... There is just no way to reproduce that level of beauty in sheet metal anymore. Then Alfa Romeo proved me wrong. The 8C is indeed in the same class as the E-type, and deserving of it's moniker as well. I imagine it will do for Alfa what the old 8C did for it in the last century. --chuck

  • Frontline Frontline on Feb 20, 2008

    GM and Fiat were working very closely on a couple of projects before GM paid a few billion to "get off the hook"[ they were contracted to buy the company]. Anyway I bought the first Solstice I saw and when the Alfa 8C roadster was shown at Pebble Beach I found too many similarities between the two[hard points]. On one hand this can be good because the Solstice is very attractive but on the other hand it made the 250,000 price much more unattractive. The 8C coupe cleverly avoids this comparison but we haven't seen the Solstice coupe yet!

  • Edgett Edgett on Feb 20, 2008

    I love the sound as well, but there is something a little too civilized about the idle. Have we totally lost the lumpy crackling of the highly tuned V8? Nonetheless - great noises from a stunningly beautiful car. Now if someone will just put one of those in the back of a Fiat 500 (a'la Renault Turbo5)...