Aug 3, 2008

2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider






19/02/2008 - Alfa Romeo once again unveils its new models onto the world market at the Geneva event. Indeed, following on from the Alfa 159 and Brera in 2005, the 159 Sportwagon and Spider in 2006, and its Personalisation Programme going by the name of “Alfa Unica” in 2007, it is now the turn of the alluring Alfa 8C Spider. Like the Alfa 8C Competizione, and Gran Turismo which received resounding global praise; this new “discovery” will also be produced in a limited edition of 500.

The new car re-affirms the brand's excellence in this sector, as shown by some Spider's being regarded among the most beautiful cars in global automotive history. Today, it's the Alfa 8C Spider's turn to take centre stage and project into the future the values of technology and emotion which belong to the Alfa Romeo legacy.

Most Italian concept cars have supertight cockpits, but the 8C Spider is an exception. Obviously, the new vehicle inherits all the winning features of the Coupè version. Starting with the two “sport seats” setup and the fascinating exterior lines, which characterized by sculpted and finely designed bodywork.

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Still under the banner of sophisticated technology, the Alfa 8C Spider adopts the new "8 cylinder mated to a 5-speed gearbox" and a capacity of 4691 cm3 which has been designed with specific aim: guarantee extraordinary performances without relinquishing the fluidity of the gearshift or the ease of use in any driving context.

Like so, a powerful and progressive propulsion is born with a top power of 450 CV at 7.000 rpm and a maximum torque of 7.500 rpm. The top speed is above 300 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometres in just 4.5 seconds. This engine has been mated to a self-shifting 6-speed gearshift (with computerized selection of the gears via levers behind the steering-wheel), and a self-blocking differential unit.

Not to forget that this innovative range anticipates the elements and proportions of the future Alfa Romeo cars, always with complete respect for the historical legacy of the brand.

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