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Alfa Romeo 8C GTA Rumours Re-Surface

 Alfa Romeo 8C GTA Rumours Re-Surface
Alfa 8C Competizione

Production would be limited to 100 units

According to a recent report, Alfa Romeo will produce a limited edition 8C GTA.

Like the 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA, the 8C GTA will feature exclusive styling and added performance. The unique exterior is expected to boast hood vents, carbon fiber bodywork, and an "ice-white" front bumper with larger air intakes.

On the performance side, Alfa Romeo will add a new ECU module, lower-friction engine components and a revised rev limiter. This should enable the 4.7-liter V8 engine to produce over 500bhp (the standard 8C produces 450bhp). Other performance tweaks include a 150kg reduction in weight, a sportier suspension, and a revised exhaust system with three tailpipes (à la the Ferrari 458 Italia). Thanks to all these minor revisions, the 8C GTA is expected to run from 0-60mph in less than four seconds before hitting a top speed around 200mph.

The £200,000 ($328,730 USD / €232,910) supercar will be incredibly rare, as production is expected to be limited to 100 units.

 

Source: autoexpress

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Comments (11)

 GTurbo GTurbo
The turnaround car for Alfa in the last decade. Therefore, Alfa have a lot of catching up to do to rival world's best selling machines. Interior improvement tips can be gleaned from Audi for a start. The 8C dashboard is too dark and sombre to be inviting, let alone a cockpit to spend quality time in. Evocative engineering and exterior styling standards continue however.
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December 5, 2009 1:01 pm
No longer a rumour, the cars is out and has been spotted on the road in Kuwait almost 3 weeks back.
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September 20, 2009 7:47 pm
 pmontero pmontero
if the speculated specs are to come true this will be a hell of a car... and still the most beautiful thing on the road for years to come, hands down. Expensive though. :S
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August 13, 2009 3:13 pm
 M! M!
this will be a wonderful edition to mark Alfa Romeo's 100th anniversary.
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August 13, 2009 8:24 am
 norther norther
3 way exhaust? no thanx, i prefer the two way 4 tailpipes exhaust. why do they believe that that 3 way exhaust is better... in terms of performance and/or even looks better than the standard one? and another thing, the seats.. are weird. and 233.000 e for this? i know it's beautiful.... it really is, hands down and thmbs up. but that's lambo...aston...and i can think up of a few rareties for this kind of money.
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August 13, 2009 1:59 am
 dichristiansen dichristiansen
i agree about the interior but outside is not to bad.. is bealtiful! i think just need more power.. like 500.. 550hp
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August 12, 2009 11:17 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
I hope this GTA is the first one of many.
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August 12, 2009 9:45 pm
 sideskraper sideskraper
I love love love this. Hopefully we will see a volume proper sports car from Alfa in the future. Maybe something down at the Boxster/Z4/SLK end of the market.
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August 12, 2009 5:19 pm
 nederina nederina
why not making more couple of these to attract more happy owners and potentially, save fiat
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August 12, 2009 3:28 pm
 Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
Interior is rubbish looking, but the outside is not bad.
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August 12, 2009 3:20 pm
Recently, I saw a black 8C at a local Maserati dealership. Beautiful car.
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August 12, 2009 3:12 pm