2014 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a sports coupe with searing performance, sensational style and € 100,000 price tag. Originally debuted in concept form at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the car is ready to order the delivery within one year. And to see what the lucky buyer can expect to Auto Express was first to get behind the wheel. Alfa took the wraps 2014 Alfa Romeo 8c, few people thought it issued unchanged. But, as you can see here and as visitors discovered last week in Paris Motor Show retains all the amazing details of the concept.
2014 Alfa Romeo 8c in the front, open air inlets and cut into headlights give a very aggressive and are grouped by visual drama only by the quad exhaust pipes and two round taillights at the rear. But is the classic sports car with a long hood and a short tail, which is the real star feature. It was possible thanks to an aerodynamic underbody, which sucks the model down the road at full speed, eliminating the need for ugly wings and spoilers. The body itself is up to date too is made of carbon fiber on a steel frame chassis. Sit well behind the front axle, practically in the middle of the car is the heart of the 2014 Alfa Romeo 8c 450-hp 4.7-liter V8, which is shared with the next Maserati Coupe. The two models are based on the same production line in Modena, Italy.
How Alfas of the past, transmission and differential are jointly mounted in the back, which helps give the 8C perfect 50:50 weight distribution. The double wishbone suspension is completed, while large ventilated Brembo disc brakes hiding behind 20-inch alloys. Inside, the cabin is classic Alfa, with two hoods for the speedometer and tachometer and a simple dashboard with carbon fiber details. Racing seats clamshell, also carbon fiber, are clad in luxurious leather used by Ferrari. Our model was one of the first prototypes and Alfa Romeo 8c 2014 was equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Cars customers use a semi-automatic version, allowing the driver to change gears using the paddles on the steering wheel. With some suspension tuning to do, our trip was short, but it is obvious that the 2014 Alfa Romeo 8c is a true Italian sports car.
The V8 roars to life with the press of the start button, the acceleration angry and loud like a thoroughbred. Stab the throttle and 470Nm torque has no difficulty in the 1400 kg car away from the start line. Alfa says that it will do 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 190mph – and from the driver’s seat, it feels brutally fast.
Secure this great acceleration of the brakes are solid as a rock, slows down the 2014 Alfa Romeo 8c as if you’ve hit a wall. And since I could not put the Alfa through its paces at the corners, the steering is full of feel, even at low speeds. The stiff suspension offers immediate answers, with the promise of an impressive album.