Medium Rare: The 2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Compact Coupe Arrives for a Limited U.S. Release

2008 Alfa Romeo 8c

After a 13 year hiatus from the American market, Italian automaker Alfa Romeo plans to commence its comeback tour with the 2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Compact Coupe. Take a walk around the new 2 door, 2 seat model and you’ll find smooth curves, elliptical headlights, and an understated yet elegant grille.

You’ll also like the power that the Competizione packs under the hood. The 4.7 L, 450 hp V8 engine gives the new coupe the giddyup to go from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. In addition, the 6 speed gearbox comes in 3 modes: manual-normal, manual-sport, and automatic-normal. 20 inch tires will ensure your status as a high roller wherever you go.

However, keep in mind that Alfa Romeo intends to issue only 500 models for U.S. consumption. The starting gun in the race to get one goes off sometime later on in 2008, so brace yourself for some competition for the Competizione. Should you miss the initial run on the coupe, droptop enthusiasts will get another bite at this automotive apple when the 8c Spider convertible comes out in 2009.

For more information, check out the following links:

http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/354/C8818/

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/FVDP/Preview/styleId=100805076

– Posted by Taeho Lim