14 June 2008
ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE
This is the first Alfa to cross the Atlantic in a decade, and the first with rear-wheel drive since 1992. Created by Wolfgang Egger (who is now the head of design for Audi), the car’s shapely body is handcrafted from carbon fiber and fitted to a highly rigid, Maserati-derived steel chassis with aluminum double-wishbones at all four corners. A 4.7-liter V-8 with Ferrari provenance delivers 444 hp and 354 ft lbs of torque. The cockpit is a medley of matte black carbon fiber, Italian hide, and brushed-aluminum pieces machined from solid billet, thoroughly befitting the 8C’s $265,000 price tag.