View Full Version : 2005 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

08-10-2005, 02:48 AM
Alfa Romeo will show a spider version of 8C Competizione this month at Pebble beach.<p><IMG SRC="http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/1183/alfaromeo8cspider5ta.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Derived from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the 8C Spider is purely and essentially a thoroughbred sports car in the traditional Alfa Romeo spirit; it offers sophisticated engineering, a sporty yet elegant shape, and strictly two-seat accommodation. <p>Created at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, the 8C Spider expresses all that is most precious in the companys heritage. <p>The low and aggressive front or the face of the car is characterised by the classical Alfa Romeo triptychthe central triangular scudetto flanked by horizontal moustaches. The lateral view of the car underscores its compactness and its classical mechanical layout, with longitudinally, front-mounted engine and rear-wheel-drive. The car is sure-footed on its prominent wheels, placed in the four corners. The coda tronca short tail with generous round taillights, typical for an Italian sports car, adds to the purposeful, dynamic image of the 8C Spider. <p>The interior design reflects the same philosophy; the cockpits non-compromised ergonomics, style, and choice of materials concentrate on one goal only: the ultimate driving pleasure.</I><p>Source: Autoscoops/autovisie.nl<p>Looks like it's coming to be as production form. Yesss <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 10:15 PM 8/12/2005</i>

08-10-2005, 07:53 AM
Wow, I can't wait to see how this one turns out. The 8C was a little cartoonish, but still drop dead gorgeous... I can only assume the convertible will be at least as cool. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

08-12-2005, 01:29 AM
interesting.. any news on the structure? engine layout etc?

Snake Vargas
08-12-2005, 01:41 AM
Yeah, nice car. It might be a little melodramatic.. but it would suit it even more as a convertible.<p>I don't really like Alfa's mainstream cars right now.. but I hope they can do this one right.

08-21-2005, 07:15 AM
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Speedster S
08-21-2005, 09:52 AM
This car is hot! IMO its got a classic roadster look to it.

Soul Man
08-21-2005, 01:42 PM
that thing is gorgeous, i didnt like that pic up top of it and i wasnt even that impressed by the coupe but this spider is just breathtaking.<p>i remember a while back rumors of a kappa based alfa, well i say gm help out alfa for their return to the U.S. and give them the kappa to maek this on it. i think if alfa seperated themselves with a different engine than the solstice/sky, like if they could somehow fit in that 3.2 l v6 they run in the 159 longitudally and if it could just fit in thsi that would be quite sweet and then as a base engine they could put int he super/turbo (has it been confirmed yet which one?) ecotec fromt eh gxp solstice in this as either a lower powered base engine, or make power how htey feel appropiate and make it like a club sport model with no a/c etc. either way i think this thing would definitely sell as a luxuryt roadster here int eh states

08-21-2005, 01:49 PM
GM and FIAT Auto - the group to which ALFA Romeo belongs - have finalised their "divorce" earlier this year.<p>No GM to help FIAT for anything (the only kid they have joint custody of it's the Powertrain engine factory - or something like that....)

08-21-2005, 06:43 PM
It looks even better as a roadster than it does as a coupe, thats a rarity in itself and the fact that they made the 8C look better is amazing. Does anyone think they could have got a tighter cover for that Veyron next to it?

08-21-2005, 08:52 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">, that is much better version than original version i saw at last year's sydney motor show. This car's style looks bit like solstice/sky and it still has classic looks which is good, but would this car is already in first prototype production form at Pebble beach??? I hope so???!!!!

08-22-2005, 04:53 PM
<A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/59235/spiders_web_of_mystery.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/n....html</A><p>weird story

08-25-2005, 03:49 AM
oh man! that sucks...<p>I thought this was the most beautiful car I've ever seen for a second there.

08-27-2005, 08:25 PM
Breathtaking. Simply. Breathtaking. Wow.

08-29-2005, 12:09 AM
owwww<p>so beautiful<p><br>owwwwwwww

08-29-2005, 02:37 AM
It is a very beautiful car, but with Alfa Romeo's current financial situation, I just can't see it working out.<p>Also, consider that this would be in the same price range as an Aston Martin V8 Volante (or DB9 Volante?) and the Aston would make a lot more sense.<p><i>EDIT:</i> Found an interior pic:<p><A HREF="http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/4/275.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/4/275.jpg</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MOORHOUSE at 12:50 PM 8/29/2005</i>

08-30-2005, 04:15 AM
OMG!!<p>Those interior pics SCREAM production...<p>And, as far as ALFA's finances: they are not that bad, considering that the Brand was separated from FIAT and Lancia and joined, if I remember correctly, Maserati...<p>This is a great looking car, and probably quite fun to drive as well: it would be great to have this car on the road, even as a limited production series, and would make sooo much sense to bring the brand (back) to the USA!<p>Can't wait to see it in the flesh! :)

08-31-2005, 02:53 AM
i hope it does go into production, I can't see any reason why not!

09-07-2005, 06:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gunfire</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...and would make sooo much sense to bring the brand (back) to the USA!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are planning a return, possibly with the Brera and Brera Spider, then the 159. PLEASE no more delays.

imhotep evil
09-09-2005, 04:32 PM
Indeed beautiful, but is it really worthy of the 8C name ?!<br>I think AR is bringing up some old moniker names to help fuel its future posible renaisance.

09-10-2005, 04:59 AM
They've got to build it. You'd find yourself sneaking into the garage at 3am just to look at it one more time.<p>They've got the Brera to replace the Coupe, this would replace the Spider perfectly.<p>And it looks production-ready to me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

09-10-2005, 10:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gromit</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>They've got the Brera to replace the Coupe, this would replace the Spider perfectly.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Brera will replace the GTV coupe and the Brera Spider the old Spider model...so they got both covered..plus this car would belong to a different segment

09-11-2005, 05:47 AM
I hadn't seen any shots of the Brera Spider. Hmmm.<p>So what do people think? Is this just a show car (with a very well-developed interior), or are Alfa planning to build it?<p>To me it looks like a production car...

09-11-2005, 09:45 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gromit</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hadn't seen any shots of the Brera Spider. Hmmm.<p>So what do people think? Is this just a show car (with a very well-developed interior), or are Alfa planning to build it?<p>To me it looks like a production car...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>there should be like a ton of them in spy pics thread, but here you go:<p><A HREF="http://www.ilpistone.com/staff/homer/brera%20spider/breraspider4.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ilpistone.com/staff...4.jpg</A><p>this Competicione Spider is just show car for now, but they might change their mind if Alfa is serious with their comeback to America. it has kind of californian spirit to me...<br>but generaly I aggrie, it would be kind of an overkill, having Brera Spider and this...

04-24-2006, 10:02 PM
The concept made its offical debut.<p><A HREF="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2006/events/villa_d_este/8c_spider/gallery_2/gallery.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italiaspeed.com/200....html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2006/events/villa_d_este/8c_spider/gallery_1/gallery.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italiaspeed.com/200....html</A>

04-24-2006, 10:45 PM
I really would like to make babies with this car.<p>edit:<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2006/events/villa_d_este/8c_spider/gallery_2/112.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>LOL at Chris Bangle.

04-25-2006, 09:46 PM
That is soo good this concept after i seen this more and more.<br>Now this car does look alot like the italian version of Saturn Sky/Opel GT. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

04-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Yes, please!

03-29-2007, 05:58 AM
its shown in amsterdam motorshow<br><A HREF="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2007/motor_shows/autorai/alfa_romeo/gallery_8c_spider/gallery.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italiaspeed.com/200....html</A><p>

03-29-2007, 04:23 PM
Thats great, lovely car. Now if only Alfa would make an MX-5 sized roadster, that would be cool

03-30-2007, 01:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats great, lovely car. Now if only Alfa would make an MX-5 sized roadster, that would be cool</TD></TR></TABLE><p>wouldnt that be the upcoming juniour spider??

03-30-2007, 02:43 AM
First time i hear about a Junior Spider. When was than anounced/confirmed?

03-30-2007, 03:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">First time i hear about a Junior Spider. When was than anounced/confirmed?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Neither have I - but a bit smaller, cheaper and, most important, much lighter than Spyder/Brera Roadster (they can weigh up to 1800kg) would make sense. <p>HOwever, as it might be close to the Spyder nevertheless, how about reviving the Fiat Barchetta or a Lancia Fulvia Spyder?

03-30-2007, 03:53 AM
i thought the was a juniour spider coming isnt there??

03-30-2007, 05:13 AM
Fiat Barchetta is a possibility given the new concept <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Sso if that gets the green light then an Alfa version should be a no-brainer. Of course id love it if it was RWD instead of FWD

03-31-2007, 09:06 AM
I decided to post this here because the " what car did you see today " thread was locked, and it's somewhat relevant to the Alfa brand...<p>So today i saw a Citroen SM, one that i see regularly... then i saw a Triumph TR2. Then i saw this:<p><A HREF="http://www.supercars.net/cars/1952.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.supercars.net/cars/1952.html</A><p>On a public road, which i'm sure is completely illegal... just the sound that this thing made... you have no idea. It just filled my heart with joy... Untill i reached for my mobile to take a photo and the battery went dead <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> I swear that what came out my mouth would have made sailors blush.<p>And then, i saw a Stingray...