The first Alfa 8C Competizione supercar has arrived in the UK

The first Alfa 8C Competizione supercar has arrived in the UK. Just 41 of the £138,500 hand-built 8Cs, which have a 450bhp Ferrari-sourced engine and 0- 60mph of 4.2 seconds, are destined for the UK market. The 8C’s owner, Manchester architect Ian Simpson, signed up for the car back in 2003 when it was unveiled as a concept at the Geneva Show. “It’s truly worth the wait,” he said. “It’s everything a supercar should be. It’s unmistakably beautiful, it has a distinct engine note and the high-performance credentials place it firmly alongside the most exotic cars on the planet.”

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22 April 2008

Pity his buildings are not attractive as his car.

24 April 2008

I thought that was the dealership where he collected the car, so probably not one of his designs...

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