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Monday, July 13, 2015

One of the Italian exotic supercars

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was first introduced as a concept car at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2003, this sexy sports car instantly captivate every eye of the beholder. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione could be the best of all time. The name refers to the eight-cylinder (cilindro in Italian) engine (8C) and Alfa Romeo's racing pedigree (Competizione, Italian for 'competition').
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JVlXGW)
And during the Mondial de l'Automobile 2006, Alfa Romeo announced the production of a limited series of 500 units of the 8C Competizione. The production version is very similar to the concept; the biggest difference to the exterior being the rear-hinged hood.
Rear view of Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JVlXGW)
The car body is light enough for nearly all uses carbon-fiber material. Under the hood is equipped with a modified Maserati's 4.7 liter V8 engine and capable of generating power at 450 hp at 7,000 revolutions per minute, a peak torque of 480 newton metres (354 lb·ft) at 4,750 rpm (80% at 2,500 rpm) with an engine redline of 7,500 rpm and rev limiter of 7,600 rpm.
The six speed transaxle gearbox has computerized gear selection by means of levers behind the steering wheel and may be used in Manual-Normal; Manual-Sport; Automatic-Normal; Automatic-Sport and Wet modes. The gearbox can shift in 175 milliseconds when using Sport mode. The 8C also has a limited slip differential.

The best acceleration which can be inscribed by the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione car is 4.2 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) from its rest position and capable of touching a maximum speed of up to 292 km/h (181 mph).
Alfa Romeo 8C Spider roadster. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JVlXGW)
While her sister 8C Spider, a roadster version of the Competizione coupé. The Spider concept was built by Carrozzeria Marazzi was unveiled for the first time by Alfa Romeo at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
The production version was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the 8C Spider began in 2009, in Modena, with Maserati in charge of building the cars. As previously announced, 500 cars were built. 

Alfa Romeo claims that the 8C Spider's top speed is 290 kilometres per hour (180 mph), which makes it slightly slower than the coupé version. The brakes on the Spider are Brembo carbon-ceramic units. The Spider has a two-layer electrically operated fabric roof. The windshield frame is made of carbon fibre to try to maintain a 50/50 weight distribution. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA]
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