Pur Sang’s Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Is As Close To The Original As It Can Get: Video
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Those who know of Pur Sang Argentina will attest that the company that built its brand on recreating the Bugatti Type 35 using period technology is as good as it gets for anybody looking to own near-perfect versions of classic race cars. The company has since expanded past building the Type 35, and as this episode of Tuned will show you, Pur Sang has proven to be just as adept at building an immaculate production of the 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza.
Tuned host Matt Farah had the pleasure of meeting the commercial director of Pur Sang, John Bothwell, who happens to own a Pur Sang-built 8C. As Farah notes, this 8C may not be an original – those are rarely driven on the street because they can fetch a price of eight figures – but it’s also insulting to call it a replica. That’s because Pur Sang builds these cars with the same materials that were used on the originals, right down to the tiniest of details. Farah put it best when he said “it would take a nerd of epic proportions to spot differences from the original.”
And as awesome as it looks, the Pur Sang 8C’s true calling card is its drivability. Farah and Bothwell took it down for a test run and while it did prove to be a little complicated to get the hang of, even for a driver of Farah’s experience, the sound of the 2.3-liter supercharged straight-eight engine made the whole experience worth it. It is, in almost every way imaginable, as close to the original one as it could get.