Monday, February 8, 2010

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione,car, sport car
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, upload feito originalmente por Ziggy Marlissa.
The 8C Competizione was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. The lines of the twin seater are meant to echo the styling of Alfas of the 1930s and 1940s, and the "Competizione" name is a reference to the 1948 6C 2500 Competizione, which competed in the 1949 and 1950 Mille Miglia race and came third both times. It was in the latter of these two races that the car was driven by Juan-Manuel Fangio and Augusto Zanardi. It won the 1950 Targa Florio. A 3.0 litre prototype was built but not produced. These 6C 2500 models were among the last vehicles with links to the pre-war cars.

During the Mondial de l'Automobile 2006, Alfa Romeo announced the production of a limited series of 500 units of the 8C Competizione. The production version is very similar to the concept, with the biggest difference to the exterior being the rear-hinged hood. The car came in four colours: 8C Red, Competition Red, black or yellow. The bodyshell is made of carbon fibre, produced by ATR Group. The carbon fibre body is fitted to a steel chassis, made by Italian company ITCA Produzione. The final assembly takes place at the Maserati factory in Modena, Italy.

It is fitted with specially developed 20 inch tyres: 245/35 at the front and 285/35 at the rear, fitted on perforated rims in fluid moulded aluminium. The 8C brakes have been called phenomenal by Road & Track magazine, with a stopping distance of 32 metres, when travelling at an initial speed of 60mph (97km/h32 metres (105.0 ft). The official top speed is announced to be 292 kilometres per hour (181 mph) but it might be higher, with estimations that it could be around 306 kilometres per hour (190 mph) according to the Road & Track magazine. An Alfa Romeo engineer also stated that it is faster.

Top speed: 292 km/h (181 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 4.2 seconds
1/4 mile (~400 m): 12.4 seconds @ 115.4 mph (186 km/h)
Engine: V8
Displacement: 4.7 L (4691 cc) (286.8 cu in)
Power: 331 kW (450 PS) @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 480 N·m (354 ft·lbf) @ 4750 rpm

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