Alfa Romeo to build 8C Competizione GTA

Alfa Romeo to build 8C Competizione GTA


Alfa Romeo is busy making plans to release a special version of its 8C Competizione supercar next year to mark the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding in Milan, Italy. The new car will be named the 8C GTA and is expected to be officially unveiled on June 24, 2010.

It’s expected to be both lighter and more powerful than the current 8C Competizione, and will be available in both coupe and convertible variants. GTA, which stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita (Italian for lighter grand tourer), is the performance badge Alfa uses.

In addition to a power increase, there should be changes to both the styling and dynamics of the car. To create a difference from the standard model, the 8C GTA will likely feature a vented bonnet, an aggressively styled front bumper and lashings of carbon-fiber. A lightened cabin with sports seats, as well as carbon-fibre trim wherever possible, will keep weight down.

Expect the 8C GTA to weigh in at around 1,450kg — that’s 150kg less than the standard coupe and only 100kg heavier than Ferrari’s hardcore F430 Scuderia. Other modifications are likely to include more sports-focused suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and wider tyres with lightweight forged alloy wheels.

Naturally the 8C GTA will be a very exclusive model and restricted to around 100 units.


Alfa Romeo is busy making plans to release a special version of its 8C Competizione supercar next year to mark the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding in Milan, Italy. The new car will be named the 8C GTA and is expected to be officially unveiled on June 24, 2010.

It’s expected to be both lighter and more powerful than the current 8C Competizione, and will be available in both coupe and convertible variants. GTA, which stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita (Italian for lighter grand tourer), is the performance badge Alfa uses.

In addition to a power increase, there should be changes to both the styling and dynamics of the car. To create a difference from the standard model, the 8C GTA will likely feature a vented bonnet, an aggressively styled front bumper and lashings of carbon-fiber. A lightened cabin with sports seats, as well as carbon-fibre trim wherever possible, will keep weight down.

Expect the 8C GTA to weigh in at around 1,450kg — that’s 150kg less than the standard coupe and only 100kg heavier than Ferrari’s hardcore F430 Scuderia. Other modifications are likely to include more sports-focused suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and wider tyres with lightweight forged alloy wheels.

Naturally the 8C GTA will be a very exclusive model and restricted to around 100 units.

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