2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Of all the new cars introduced in the last decade, I believe by far the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is the most gorgeous of them all. A limited production exotic based heavily on Ferrari mechanicals, the 8C employed a 4.2 liter V8 with 444 horsepower and a carbon fiber body mated to a steel chassis. This was the first Alfa Romeo to be sold in the US since the manufacturer left the automotive landscape in 1995. The US got the lion's share of the 500 8C's produced, with 90 coming to these shores. This 8C for sale in Illinois is a rare chance to get behind the wheel of this brilliant looking sports car.

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

A very rare Alfa 8C! Only 1,831 miles, Rosso Alfa with Cuoio leather racing seats and full interior carbon kit. Black carpets, Bose sound, red calipers, iPod connector, leather headliner and bordeaux stitching. 1 OF 500 made. Carbon body panels, hi output Ferrari V8, F1 gearbox, a very special car.

The 8C Competizione had an original list price of $275,000, which was uncharted territory for Alfa Romeo at the time. Today, these cars are highly prized and typically bring anywhere between $225,000 to $250,000. Most of these cars that come up for sale have low mileage, but honestly, I would love to be wealthy enough to use one of these on a daily basis. Alfa Romeo knocked it out of the park when it came to aesthetics on this one.

-Paul

Posted under: Alfa Romeo, Modern Classic
Dated: Nov 06 2012

3 Comments

  1. miek says:

    A lot of people say these suck, however if one were in my price range no question I would buy it. Love this car.

  2. candycab says:

    Drop dead gorgeous car that probably has the best exhaust note to come along in the last decade. I find the interior to be rather hideous though with that tacky accent everywhere.

  3. candycab says:

    *tacky silver accent everywhere 🙂