Coupe Or Spider? Take Your Pick Of Alfa Romeo’s 8C In Monaco

Between the Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover, Alfa Romeo has made a compelling comeback. But the last time it made a proper sports car was with the 8C, and to our eyes it’s still one of the most beautiful the Italian automaker has produced, if not one of the best-looking supercars ever.

If you’re inclined to agree, and have been waiting for the opportunity to put one in your driveway, we have good news: RM Sotheby’s has two coming up for auction in Monte Carlo in a couple of months from now.

The auctioneer’s docket for its upcoming Monaco sale includes both a 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe and a 2010 8C Spider convertible. And, boy, do they look fantastic.

To refresh your memory, the 8C emerged Alfa’s flagship model a decade ago. It was based on the same aging platform as the Maserati GranTurismo, but cloaked in even more sumptuous bodywork crafted out of carbon fiber.

In its nose sits the 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 produced by Ferrari and employed by Maserati. The engine produces 444 horsepower (331 kW/450 PS) and 350 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, driving the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. But what it may have lacked in performance, it more than made up for in sound, a kind of wail and burble that only an Italian NA V8 could emit.

Alfa Romeo only produced 500 examples of the coupe, and another 500 of the roadster. That left them in high demand among aficionados, so these two are sure to fetch a pretty penny or two when the gavel drops at the Grimaldi Forum on May 12.

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Photos by Ebrahim Alawadi, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Photos by Loic Kernen, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

  • Six_Tymes

    “the most beautiful the Italian automaker has produced, if not one of the best-looking supercars ever.”

    SPOT ON.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    Maybe the best looking car in the latest 50 years!
    And it sounds like heaven!
    This is the car everyone wants on its wall (and garage)

  • LWOAP

    I’d take both if I could.

  • Bash

    That spider is awesome.

  • TrevP

    Spider please

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    both are sublime to look at!

  • LeStori

    What a modern “super car” should be. Anyone can make a fast car. Ferrari churns them out . This car oozes class.

  • Autoexperte

    the coupe

  • Nordschleife

    I have always been enamored with the 8C. I hope they make a proper GT (not a race car) with stunning porportions and priced where I can afford it. I think a GT would cover most bases nicely.

  • MPAMPIS

    ΟΜG i want both

  • Vanishing Boy

    Sure the Spider is very special. But the Competizione just looks right.

  • Six Thousand Times

    The thing wasn’t that great of a steer, I’ve read but if there’s been a better looker in the past ten years, I’d love to see it. So…with that in mind, give me the droptop.

  • Oh yes, the 8C is the most beautiful cars in the world, maybe only some French car can match it.

    I mean look at this!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c97fe8de542ddee45b8311c3ef5583da260656748d1fc563f1d7ffba1449c9e.jpg

    Oh wait we talking different 8C?

  • Fariq Halim

    beautiful, its not just a supercar, its a supermodel!

  • Javokhir_Sam

    ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON!

  • Infinite1

    The coupe is gorgeous

  • fabri99

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Matt

    Coupe. Only thing I’d do is pay to have the seats done in a different color leather.

  • General. Koofta

    6c,6c,6c!!!!!!!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Both. Thank you.

    This is Alfa Romeo’s sexiest car ever in my opinion and it’s high on the shortlist of sexiest cars ever. This is also probably my favorite Italian car ever, and I don’t care how irrational that view may be. Not a single part part of this body looks out of place on both coupe and spider. It is one of the few cars I would love to have a convertible version of. It’s shaped so elegantly and the design focuses on simplicity rather than aggressiveness, again making it such a clean looking sports car. Its proportions are just perfect in every way, the dare I say perfect ratio of hood to everything else and wheel to wheel for a car its size. Its interior fits it so well and the choices made in its design add to the experience. And that V8 engine brings the whole car together. A V12 in this car couldn’t match the harmonious union between this V8 and the rest of the car. It feels just so right to me. In one sentence- This car exudes Alfa Romeo, just like the gorgeous 33 and original spider before it, the culmination of everything I love and is right with Alfa Romeo cars. It is a reminder of what Alfa Romeo can still be and gives me hope of a grand return to form for Alfa, one that I know it is capable of.

    But until then, there are few cars that I’d jump at the chance to drive that are not this. It’s just so cool.

  • KidRed

    Coupe all day, I don’t want skin cancer.

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