The Alfa Romeo 8c Spider is the convertible version of the Alfa
Romeo 8c Competizione. And just like the hardtop Competizione
only 500 examples of the 8c Spider were built.
Power for the Alfa Romeo 8c Spider comes from the same 4.7 litre
Maserati-derived V8 engine used in the Competizione. This unit
develops 450 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 347 ft/lbs of torque.
The engine is mated to a six-speed, double clutch, paddle shift
transmissions driving the 20" rear wheels. To bring the
8c Spider to a swift halt carbon-ceramic Brembo brake discs
measuring 380mm at the front and 360mm at the back are employed.
The convertible top of the 8c Spider is equipped with electro-hydraulic
automatic control (controllable via a button on the dashboard).
The roof is composed of two overlapping sheets: the external
one is made with a multi-thread textile which can withstand
the elements, whilst the interior has high sound-proofing qualities.
The roof is available in various colours to match the exterior
Just like the coupe the 8c Spider uses a number of composite
components (including the bodywork) both inside and out which
not only reduce weight but also add to the cars sporting personality.
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Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione concept
Romeo 8c Competizione
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