Alfa Romeo is planning
7 July 2008

Alfa Romeo is planning a lighter, harder, more powerful version of the 8C Competizione supercar, which will badged as a GTA. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione GTA will be launched to coincide with the Italian firm's centenary year in 2010.Only 100 examples will be built, each weighing about 1450kg - that's 150kg lighter than a standard 8C. Autocar understands that more power will be extracted from the 8C GTA's 4.7-litre V8, so this faster edition could offer around 500bhp. As well as marking Alfa¹s centenary year, the 8C GTA could prove useful as part of the firm's plan to increase its presence in motorsport. A track-bred version of its fastest, most dynamic car in years would be a good place to start.

Will Powell

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7 July 2008

[quote Autocar]weighing about 140kg each [/quote]

Does Alfa know something we don't? :P

7 July 2008

It sounds great, but owners of the original 'limited' 8C must be a tiny bit annoyed, given that within the past couple of weeks there have been pictures of the convertible 8C and now this version. Not that it affects me, seeing as I probably couldn't afford one of its tyres.

7 July 2008

^^I was thinking just the same.

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