Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 2007 and 2010. It was first presented as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and later released for sale for the 2007 model year. The name refers to the eight-cylinder (cilindro in Italian) engine (8C) and Alfa Romeo’s racing pedigree (Competizione, Italian for ‘competition’). Alfa received over 1400 orders for the 8C after the official announcement that the car would enter production. However, only 500 customers ended up with the 8C Competizione and another 500 with the 8C Spider.
The carbon fibre body is fitted to a steel chassis, made by Italian company ITCA Produzione. Final assembly takes place at the Maserati factory in Modena.
The car was manufactured in 2009 and was one of 70 built for the Japanese market. Of note is that this vehicle benefits from a unique colour matched dark blue finish.