2005 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Concept

2005 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Concept

2005 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Concept

Derived from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competitzione, the 8C Spider is a thoroughbred sports car in the traditional Alfa Romeo spirit; it offers sophisticated engineering, a sporty yet elegant shape, and strictly two-seat accommodation.

Created at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, the 8C Spider expresses all that is most precious in the company’s heritage.

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.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineTurbocharged 90 Degree V8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement4244 cc / 259.0 in³
power298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output94.25 bhp per litre
torque440.64 nm / 325 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre
driven wheelsRWD
front tires245/40 R 20
rear tires275/35 R20
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizex 381 mm / x 15 in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizex 330 mm / x 13 in
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
f suspensionDual Wishbones
r suspensionDual Wishbones
wheelbase2595 mm / 102.2 in
front track1610 mm / 63.4 in
rear track1580 mm / 62.2 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1