IMO arguably the prettiest car made in recent times. Stunning.
Story from pistonheads
The first of just 41 Alfa 8C Competiziones destined for the UK has arrived.
The £138,500 hand-built Italian sportscar was collected by award-winning Manchester-based architect, Ian Simpson, from Alfa’s largest and longest established dealership, Mangoletsi, in Knutsford, Cheshire.
The 8C has a 4.7litre V8, producing 450bhp.
It is channelled through a sophisticated 6-speed F1-style paddle shift gearbox to the rear wheels.
Ian Simpson, who registered his interest in the 8C when the vehicle was first unveiled as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003, said: ‘This car is truly worth the wait. It’s everything a supercar should be.
‘It’s unmistakably beautiful, it has a distinct engine note and the high performance credentials place it firmly alongside the most exotic cars on the planet. I am delighted and proud to be the first customer in the country to experience this incredible car.’