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    Talking Wow!

    *dribble*



    Car ain't bad either

    More pics
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    saw a pic of this in the sun today at work, positively beautiful thing

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    Very nice.... nice car too. Lovely wheels



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    Awesome, I like the car as well too

    What s it?
    That's pretty sweet.

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    Originally posted by RocketmanX
    Awesome, I like the car as well too

    What s it?
    That's pretty sweet.
    Alfa Romeo...



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    Has a certain Maseratti look about it...

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    It's an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione at the Frankfurt motor show. Don't know any more than that but I really hope they put it into production (if that's not already planned).
    Simon


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    Yeah the girl in it is really FIT!

    Oh the car aint bad either

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    Originally posted by [GSV]Trig
    Has a certain Maseratti look about it...
    I was thinking the very same thing.

    Living and dying laughing and crying
    Once you have seen it you will never be the same
    Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
    Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean

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    I'd be worried about that

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    Bet Clios eat it.

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    Have some blurb

    Daniele Bandiera, President of the Alfa Romeo Business Unit, presented an exciting concept car to the international press this morning. It is called the '8c Competizione' and it joins the other important novelties displayed on the Alfa Romeo stand at the 60th Frankfurt International Motor Show: the new Alfa 166 (also having its world preview), the Alfa GT, the new 156 and Sportwagon, and the GTV and Spider models with their recently revamped styling and features.

    Designed and developed at the Alfa Romeo Style Centre, this prototype will become a true brand icon, evoking a great sports car tradition of which the name is part. In the Thirties and Forties, the '8c' signature that returns here, identified the racing and road cars that were equipped with the new eight cylinder engine developed by the famous engineer Vittorio Jano. The term 'Competizione' on the other hand, is a tribute to the 6C 2500 Competizione, the sports coupé driven by Fangio and Zanardi in the famous Mille Miglia race in 1950.

    So '8c Competizione' is not an invented name, but a clear reference to Alfa's racing history. And of course the Alfa Romeo legend was created to a great extent by the victories its cars achieved on race courses all around the world. There were so many of them that alone they represent a long, fascinating chapter, made of men and competitive spirit, engines and cutting edge technical ideas. The protagonists of the inestimable human and technological heritage that is responsible for today's beautiful cars, full of character and, above all, capable of combining the beauty of the styling with the pleasure of driving them.

    Let us admire then the captivating, original lines of this carbon fibre 2-seater, and its extremely generous measurements: 1900 mm wide, 4278 mm long and 1250 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2595 mm. The body is given extra dynamism by the horizontal furrow cut into the side above the front wheelarch.

    In addition to this, the large tyres (245/40 - R20 at the front and 275/35 - R20 at the rear) and the powerful, muscular rear wings accentuate the impression the model gives of a strong, forceful personality. This does not detract in any way from the elegance of the lines that run smoothly from front to back, to the light clusters set into the integral bumpers. A stylistic balance that has its maximum expression in the daring design of the rear window that covers the rear and partially envelops the rear pillars.

    The front elements have been repositioned as they were on the most important Alfa racing cars of the past - the 'whiskers' and shield are aligned at the same height - a decision of historical and evolutionary significance. But a rapid glance will reveal that the styling of the whole exterior is full of classical references, an ideal opportunity for a modern interpretation of traditional Alfa stylistic cues. For example, the front end recalls the former 33 Coupé Stradale, while the rear sports the characteristic round light clusters of the Giulia TZ.

    It is difficult to be indifferent to the '8c Competizione' concept car, because it is the pure expression of Alfa Romeo's concept of the car. And with this new model, Alfa's stylistic language takes a further step forward. Compared to another concept car, the 'Nuvola', which also featured the shapes and surface treatment of the new Alfa Romeo aesthetics, the styling approach of the Alfa 8c Competizione enhances the brand's DNA with a modern hi-tech interpretation of the most famous designs in Alfa Romeo history.

    Nor can we forget that the Alfa Romeo sports cars of past and present all share a particular feature: the ability to thrill even the most experienced drivers when they take the wheel. And the Alfa 8c Competizione is no exception. Suffice it to say that under the bonnet lurks a 4.2 litre V8 (90°) turbo engine with a volumetric compressor. This powerful unit delivers over 400 bhp at 7000 rpm and together with a 6-speed manual rear transmission, takes the prototype to a top speed above 300 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometres in just 4.5 seconds. This engine commands not only absolute performance and outstanding peaks of power and torque (over 45 kgm at 4500 rpm), but also smooth, effortless delivery even at low speeds. The result is a car capable of exciting performance, that is perfectly at home on everyday roads and not only on the racetrack.

    The 8c Competizione combines this brilliant performance with extraordinary roadholding and the handling of a true thoroughbred. The merit goes to the dual wishbone suspension at front and rear, which ensures extremely enjoyable handling, combining the control you would expect of front-wheel drive with an exceptionally sporty drive and pinpoint response, which are particularly important on mixed routes. We must underline that Alfa Romeo chose rear-wheel drive on the 8c Competizione to support the exuberant engine and to deliver truly unbeatable emotions.

    Turin, September 9, 2003

    Technical specifications ENGINE
    position front, longitudinal
    no. of cylinders 8 in 90° V
    timing gear two overhead camshafts per row
    no. of valves 4 per cylinder
    turbocharging volumetric compressor
    capacity 4244 (92 bore x 79.8 stroke)
    max. power output over 400 bhp at 7000 rpm
    peak torque over 45 kgm at 4500 rpm

    TRANSMISSION
    gearbox mechanical 6-speed
    position rear axle
    drive rear wheel

    CHASSIS
    front suspension dual wishbone
    rear suspension dual wishbone
    front brakes floating ventilated disc 380x34 mm
    rear brakes fixed ventilated disc 330x28 mm
    front tyres 245/40 R 20" x 8.5"
    rear tyres 275/35 R20" x 10"

    DIMENSIONS - WEIGHT
    wheelbase 2595 mm
    front track 1610 mm
    rear track 1580 mm
    length 4278 mm
    width 1900 mm
    height 1250 mm
    weight empty approx. 1500 kg
    fuel tank capacity 90 litres

    PERFORMANCE
    top speed over 300 km/h
    0-100 km/h 4.5"
    Simon


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    very nice.... really like it.

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    Yeah very nice but its a bit heavy...

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    Tasty, something Maseratti about it as well.


    That woman looks like shes stuck in the same position! Although i could think of a few more positions to get stuck into her in!

    Wol

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    Looks a bit like an RX7 - So not a bad thing really.

    RWD too..... Its getting better all the time.

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