View Full Version : Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Concept

12-27-2004, 08:11 PM
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12-28-2004, 04:20 AM
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12-28-2004, 09:10 AM
I don't get it<p>Why are you posting concepts of almost two years ago????<br>

Naga Royal Guard
12-28-2004, 10:42 AM
because <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>retrospec is good, not everybody has seen all of the concepts

12-28-2004, 10:49 AM
Nice concept, but I was under the impresion that Alfa dropped plans for the production version of this car.

12-30-2004, 01:14 PM
I thought the plan was to make this the production version of the Brera; that is, the mechanicals of the Brera under this new skin. It seems a little pointless to me, I really liked how the Brera looked. But judging from the recent spy photos of the new gtv, the stylistic ideas of the Brera will be carried into production.

01-05-2005, 10:11 PM
I remember the day this came out at an autoshow. I stared at the hires pics of it for an hour straight.

01-06-2005, 12:53 AM
You're not the only one

01-23-2005, 04:20 PM
I have seen it in "flesh".<p>It is even more stunning than in picture. Absolutely amazing.<p>Still cannot understand why they are not putting it into production (I mean , they could do a limited series with a bit of Ferrari under the skin. It would do wonders for the marque...)

01-27-2005, 12:13 PM
that is one of the most beautiful side profiles I have ever seen. wow.

01-27-2005, 02:20 PM
I think there were later concepts which have the interior... these were the initial pictures.

03-05-2006, 11:34 AM
from channel4.com<br> <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Remember the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione concept car? The V8-powered, carbonfibre-bodied, front-engined supercar everyone said Alfa should build? Now, over two years since the concept was revealed at the 2003 Frankfurt show, it really could happen writes John Simister.<p>'It is my dream to do it,' said Alfa's recently-arrived CEO, Antonio Baravalle. '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. Sergio Marchionne [president of Fiat Auto] says if the figures add up, do it.'<p>The plan is to have a production-standard 8C ready for the Paris show at the end of September, and to take orders for a 500-car production run then. It will be a coupĀ, like the concept car, but another of Baravalle's 'dreams' is to make a Spider version later.<p>Final details of the construction are still to be worked out, but it will most likely be a carbonfibre body over a spaceframe chassis, like the concept. The engine will be based on the block used by the current Ferrari and Maserati V8s, and the end result will be 'more like Ferrari than Maserati' according to Baravalle. That means a flat-plane crankshaft and engine which screams instead of throbs. Target power is 440bhp, target price is as yet undisclosed.<p>Antonio Baravalle also revealed that Alfa Romeo will decide within the next month on the underpinnings for the forthcoming Alfa 149. The style has already been through customer clinics, but the engineering choice is between a modified version of the next Fiat Stilo/Lancia Delta platform or a shortened Alfa 159 base. Baravalle prefers the second option, because it would make for a 'purer' Alfa, but it depends on costs.<p>A replacement for the Alfa 166, to be called 169, is also under consideration. It will be a joint venture with Alfa affiliate Maserati because, says Baravalle, the Modena company 'needs a car this size'. It will have a V6 engine, mounted longitudinally to give rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. If it goes ahead, the 166 will be the first rear-wheel drive Alfa for well over a decade.</TD></TR></TABLE> <br>pictures from virtualcar.it<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.virtualcar.it/foto/8c_14.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.virtualcar.it/foto/8c_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.virtualcar.it/foto/8c_11.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.virtualcar.it/foto/8c_9.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>now that's a beauty!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

03-05-2006, 12:10 PM
well, my dreams have come true. i can die peacefully now.

against the wall
03-05-2006, 01:58 PM
all around the world church choirs are singing hallelujah...

03-05-2006, 03:28 PM
why is thgis in consept? <br>they are now going to make it .. so it should be in new cars

03-05-2006, 03:28 PM
f**k, alfa design is ruling.<br>i loved the small baby brother of this.<br>this i surely cant buy, i hope the little bro goes to production.

03-05-2006, 03:57 PM
one thing: this car looks like more like a 350z competitor than a full-out exotic car. does anyone else agree or am i just foolishly hoping this car won't be too expensive so my chances of affording it are a bit higher?

03-05-2006, 05:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">one thing: this car looks like more like a 350z competitor than a full-out exotic car. does anyone else agree or am i just foolishly hoping this car won't be too expensive so my chances of affording it are a bit higher?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>a 500-car production run promises a huge price tag, i think... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

03-06-2006, 03:26 AM
Always loved the looks - esp the kicked up tail.

03-06-2006, 05:30 AM
I don't know what to say- it's just so beautiful! I'll be right back. I gotta go rob a bank somewhere, then invent "the next big thing," then after that, solve world hunger (Nobel Peace Prize?).

03-07-2006, 02:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">'We have cut the budget for our advertising campaign and will do the 8C instead..."</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now that's my kind of CEO!!!

03-22-2006, 10:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Plans to put the stunning Alfa 8c Competizione concept coupe into production have been scrapped</B>.<p>The <B>heartbreaking decision was taken by Luca di Montezemolo </B>because he <B>feared that the beautiful 8c would badly damage demand for the Fiat group's other great-looking rear-drive coupe, the Maserati 4200GT</B>.<p>The 8c was to be built on a tubular chassis, with a revised version of the Maserati's V8 drivetrain, but Alfa could not settle on a pricing strategy. With only a limited production run planned, the <B>8c would have had to be priced higher than the big-volume Maser</B>, <B>and this was at odds with the overall group strategy</B>. It was also felt that the existing network of Alfa dealers was not set up to handle such a specialised, premium product available in very limited numbers. <p>There is, however, a glimmer of light to come out of the 8c's sorry demise. <B>Engineers have been ordered back to the drawing board to create a smaller coupe (possibly to be known as the Sprint) based on the next- generation Alfa 147</B>. The team has been briefed to <B>use as many styling cues from the 8c as possible, as Montezemolo still believes in the spirit of the idea</B>. It will be a long wait, though. With not even an outline design in place, we <B>don't expect the car to be ready before 2008</B> at the earliest.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.fastdrive.org/p/content/content.php?content.590" TARGET="_blank">FastDrive</A><br>

against the wall
03-22-2006, 04:41 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

03-22-2006, 08:02 PM
LOL it probably would've been FWD anyway :S

03-22-2006, 08:19 PM
Nah I don't think it would.. They can't make a FWD near-supercar and also the concept clearly had RWD proportions. Imagine all the understeer with that performance tuned 4.2-liter with like 390hp, LOL!<p>Damn I was really happy when they said it's going into production.

03-24-2006, 12:35 AM
I know, I know, I was joking, pulling alfas leg for having FWD only.<p>Imagine a Brera RWD! Madness mate!

03-24-2006, 06:41 AM
the 169 is going to be RWD and 4WD only ..<br>alfas not just FWD anymore...

03-25-2006, 11:04 AM
Even though this car would have never seen the light of day in America, I am utterly heartbroken.... what a gorgeous machine.

03-25-2006, 12:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the 169 is going to be RWD and 4WD only ..<br>alfas not just FWD anymore...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So the 169 is definately getting RWD?That would be a big step towards the right direction

03-25-2006, 04:06 PM
Plans to put the stunning Alfa 8c Competizione concept coupe into production have been scrapped.<p>This isn't happening <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But at least the Brera is being made.

03-26-2006, 03:54 PM
The 8c will in fact be built. The reports otherwise were premature. In addition, the initial run of coupes is likely to be followed by examples of a 'spyder' version, as seen at last years Pebble Beach Concours De' Elegance.<p>Here's a link.<br><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/03/21/stop-the-press-alfa-romeo-8c-not-cancelled" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/20...elled</A>/

03-27-2006, 06:10 PM
That's a great find!! <br>Now the facts are straight. Quite a few of us were bummed to heard of the 8C alledged cancellation, it had looked like Alfa-Romeo giveth and Alfa-Romeo taketh away. I'm glad, among others, that this car is going forward. The production 8C will be all the more effective for Alfa's eventual return stateside.

04-12-2006, 06:00 AM
from eurocar<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Italian news agencies are saying that the may edition of Italian magazine Automobilismo (soon in newstand) the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione will (really!) be produced. The decision was taken by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne himself:<p> The car [the 8C] will have a Maserati derived engine and chassis, with a 4.2 liters V8 engine with more than 400 hp and rear wheel drive. The production run will be limited to 500 units, 250 coupes and 250 spiders, with a price that should be around 120.000-140.000 euros.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>pics from italiaspeed<br><IMG SRC="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2005/events/pebble_beach/8c_spider/203.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2005/events/pebble_beach/8c_spider/204.jpg" BORDER="0">

04-12-2006, 11:24 PM
If Alfa Romeo will produced this car, i will be very glad to see this here (i hope) after i've saw that concept almost two years ago. I hope they should produced last years concept in pebble beach as well.