• The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione burns up just like any other supercar

It’s time for another round of “what car was this before it burned down to the ground”?

The good news is that it’s not a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. We’ve had way too many of those. The bad news is that it’s still a pretty awesome car. This heap of metal, ladies and gentlemen, was once an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

Apparently, the car burned down as a result of a short-circuit involving its battery that, as you can plainly see, led to the car getting barbecued beyond recognition. There were only 500 of these models ever made and from our understanding, this is the first of its kind to meet its maker, and it did so in a rather unfortunate ball of smoldering flames.

We long for a world where cars – exotic or not – are spared from these kinds of ordeals. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works, and we’re going to have to live through seeing more of these in the future.

Let’s just hope that in the future, it comes in small and infrequent doses.


Source: Autoblog.NlL

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  (683) posted on 06.1.2011

Well, this is not the first time that this thing has happen in the road. However,
I just wonder on what happen to the driver? Just looking at that accident it give me a conclusion that he doesn’t make it..

  (334) posted on 06.1.2011

So what happen to the driver? Too bad they haven’t give a full detail here.
BTW, its a bit shocking knowing that this car burned because of short circuit, it would be better
if Alfa Romeo will investigate on this one.

  (472) posted on 06.1.2011

I guess so, because both has the extreme features to be considered as super cars. However, if there are certain qualifications in order for this to be questioned, then let’s ask the car experts for some opinions. Right?

  (577) posted on 05.31.2011

Me too, it saddened me seeing those cars get burned in just a snap. Hope this won’t be happening again.

  (814) posted on 11.25.2010

As far as the stripes, I think it will look better in actual photos rather than these usual Ferrari ’studio’ photos (all of their cars have thus far). That said, I’d still prefer mine straight black, and as stripped as possible.

  (743) posted on 11.22.2010

I really don’t like to see sports cars ended like this. It’s a waste, You know!

  (205) posted on 10.28.2010

I give you, how to make an attractive small GT car! Please melt the California down and try again. This can be your benchmark.

  (937) posted on 10.22.2010

I really hate to see sports car ended up in flames and into dust, the way i see it, the owner of the burned super cars is not that responsible to have one...

  (676) posted on 10.22.2010

What a heck..it’s Alfa Romeo. i don’t care

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