Based on the hard-topped 8C Competizione, the two-seat Spider featuring a twin-layer fabric roof which can be raised at the press of a button, is expected to hit 60mph in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of around 180mph. The mechanics will be similar to that of the Competizione as it uses the same 4.7-litre V8 engine and six-speed semi-automatic gearbox.
The low and aggressive front or the face of the car is characterized by the classic Alfa Romeo triptych-the central triangular ’scudetto’ flanked by horizontal ‘moustaches’. The lateral view of the car underscores its compactness and its classical mechanical layout, with longitudinally, front-mounted engine and rear-wheel-drive. The car is sure-footed on its prominent wheels, placed in the four corners. The ‘coda tronca’ short tail with generous round taillights, typical for an Italian sports cars, adds to the purposeful, dynamic image of the 8C Spider.
The interior design reflects the same philosophy; the cockpit’s non-compromised ergonomics, Style, and choice of materials concentrate on one goal only; the ultimate driving pleasure. As the limited run is just 500 vehicles, we expect to see all of these selling like hotcakes and commanding more than their £130,000 price tag.
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