Maserati North America President James Selwa has announced that the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione will be unveiled in USA this week-end at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in suburban Detroit. The event marks the return of Alfa Romeo on the US market. Alfa Romeo 8C will be priced at $200,000 or above and will be sold in limited units.

In addition to the 8C Competizione, the Alfa B.A.T. (Berlina Aerodinamica Technica) concepts of the 1950s will be among the Alfas on display.

All of the Alfa Romeo sports cars of past and present share a particular feature: the ability to thrill even the most experienced drivers when they take the wheel. And the Alfa 8C is no exception. Suffice it to say that under the bonnet lurks a mighty 4.6 litre V8 (90°) engine. This powerful unit delivers over 450 bhp at 7000 rpm and together with a 6-speed manual rear transmission, takes the prototype to a top speed above 300 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometres in just 4.5 seconds. This engine commands not only absolute performance and outstanding peaks of power and torque (346.7 ft lbs at 4750 rpm), but also smooth, effortless delivery even at low speeds. The result is a car capable of exciting performance that is perfectly at home on everyday roads and not only on the racetrack.

Source: Inside Line

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