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    Not talking about the Brera/159 (Both of which I may be driving soon :eek:). There building the 8C




    There going to build 500 to start with, power expected to be 500ish BHP from a Maserati block. 130-150,000 euros (Ferrari territory). Top speed of around 310 km/h and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of approximately 4.5 seconds

    ..Wow, I want one. Kind of like an Italian SLR, but it looks alot sexier imo
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    Their cars have always been nice, they just have horrible reliability problems, and crap dealerships.
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    Alfa has always been a sexy car agreed, and as you so rightly say, reliability is an issue, not least because its part of the FIAT group.

    Anyhow, the car is nice, and I'm sure this was a concept last year in a Top Gear mag :confused:
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    It was, apparently they got 3000 potential buyers interested at some show and decided to build it
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    For that amount of money? Are they insane?
    They must still be thinking of the Alfa of Old.
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    Or they're just crazy rich car collectors
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    As Walshie said, Alfa are forgetting that they make mainstream cars now. That also will annoy the people at Ferrari, so are you sure it's going ahead? The whole Fiat group has problems with each other approaching on other's markets. It's not a marketing decision that Stilo never got the proper MJTD yet the Alfas used it early on, nor is it to blame on Vauxhall being incapable of making their own diesels and taking them as part of the ex-GM deal. It's so that the stilo didn't get close to the Alfa range and hence stayed put with the 115bhp JTD instead. I am sure there are numerous further examples too.

    Of course this could be Alfa said "nah we don't give a ..."
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    I got it all from ItaliaSpeed
    Alfa Romeo CEO, Antonio Baravalle, was recently quoted by the 4Car website as saying, “We have cut the budget for our advertising campaign and will do the 8C instead, because it is a perfect way to promote the Alfa brand. Sergio Marchionne says if the figures add up, do it.”
    Maybe they just want to improve the brand image, the 159 is getting into BMW territory and making high end sports cars is going to make the brand look good no matter what
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    Let us wait and see
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    Eww looks horrid! They showed the Brera convertible on Fifth Gear this week though (at the Geneva Motorshow) and it actually looked quite nice - a lot better than the coupe version.
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    It was shown on the Top Gear episode when Steven Fry was in the "Reasonable Value" car...
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    I like it apart from the headlights, they look like the 612's and I don't like those either. But the rest is very good looking.
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    does anyone think it looks like gnasher's little puppy gnipper from the dennis the menace comics? what with that big fang/grille (:
    :laugh: Not that I thought that, but I can see why.
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    That car is gorgeous.

    Gotta love Alfa (even if it will break down all the time )
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    (Original post by lessthanthree)
    !! car porn! *hides eyes*
    Yup. I've just had an accident.
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    I reckon this is going to be a proper car (built properly by hand like a Ferrari or Maserati as its such low volume), very much like a Maserati as Alfa control them these days, and also I really doesn't matter if it eats into Ferrari's sector, the money all ultimately ends up in FIAT's kitty. I have to say though I really want them to make a nice lightweight FR alfa like the Guila Sprint.
 
 
 
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