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post #1 of 27 Old 12-16-2012, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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Alfa Romeo Spider 8C ?

Saw a Alfa Romeo 8C Spider on the road recently. 1st time in a very long time. It did catch my eye.

What is the general opinion on them now that it is several years down the road?
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Saw a Alfa Romeo 8C Spider on the road recently. 1st time in a very long time. It did catch my eye.

What is the general opinion on them now that it is several years down the road?
Truly beautiful car and a certain future classic. Would love to have one!

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Truly beautiful car and a certain future classic. Would love to have one!
Agree!

But it would have to be on the downside of depreciation - would prefer a Spyker
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Agree!

But it would have to be on the downside of depreciation - would prefer a Spyker
Agree, they should drop quite a bit further.

Negative on the Spyker. Certainly not the best handling thing, watched one do a lot of spinning on a track day a few years ago.
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Great car with a Ferrari engine and very pretty. I think they are pretty much fully depreciated. This one will be like the Ford GT, I think, which dipped initially and then pretty much held their own.

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Both the versions of the 8c were sold at 160k Euro here in Italy (150k for the members of the RIAR).
Here their cost is still higher than the original one (up to 250k). I like more the coupe over the spyder, although they are both splendid. However the chassis is from Maserati and the engine is a Ferrari produced Maserati one.
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Now, if this is the 8C you're talking about, YES!!!
Of all the cars on the planet, this is the one I'd want above all others.
That newfangled one, not so much.
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In the UK, there are about a dozen for sale, some of which have been on the market for close to a year now.
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Boxer- Did they make a RHD version?

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Agree, they should drop quite a bit further.

Negative on the Spyker. Certainly not the best handling thing, watched one do a lot of spinning on a track day a few years ago.
I have driven the 8C - think the Spyker was bad ... both are great cars to look at.

It bothers me how Ferrari hold back it's sister companies - enough to have lil desire to own anything under their umbrella besides a Viper

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Boxer- Did they make a RHD version?
No, all are LHD.
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I love them. But I haven't driven them. Comments about their suspension have been rife, seems the ride is quite uncomfortable (although it may have improved from the coupe).

That styling is epic and worth the entry price alone IMHO, considering what else is on the road these days.


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I love them. But I haven't driven them. Comments about their suspension have been rife, seems the ride is quite uncomfortable (although it may have improved from the coupe).

That styling is epic and worth the entry price alone IMHO, considering what else is on the road these days.


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Styling sells the car and the Spider is a lot less rigid.

These cf sports cars still have a lot of downside vs upside - IMO.
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Clarkson said, the handling is horrible, the steering feels wooden and the suspension feels like it’s made of old tea bags and the car feels like a Mustang…..but he said he doesn’t care…..it’s like buying a porn film for the plot…

I like when he said, some cars have tuned exhausts, so the noise they make is as fake as a hookers smile, but this sounds real, this sounds fantastic.

I think the car is pure beauty but the rear is sad looking. It looks like someone was not done and left early at noon on a Friday for the weekend and someone came in at 3:30 saying….looks good…..ship it to production.


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Clarkson said, the handling is horrible, the steering feels wooden and the suspension feels like it’s made of old tea bags and the car feels like a Mustang…..but he said he doesn’t care…..it’s like buying a porn film for the plot…

I like when he said, some cars have tuned exhausts, so the noise they make is as fake as a hookers smile, but this sounds real, this sounds fantastic.

I think the car is pure beauty but the rear is sad looking. It looks like someone was not done and left early at noon on a Friday for the weekend and someone came in at 3:30 saying….looks good…..ship it to production.


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I drove the coupe - reminded me of nothing I have ever driven.

This could have been the best Alfa ever but Ferrari let Maser Division have the project install their power plant etc.

Masers sound better than Ferrari's - be willing to bet someone at Ferrari has a stake in Tubi.

Cool car for the Alfa Guys ... not sure where the Alfa is besides the ornament but nevertheless its been brought back in name only.

Could have been spectacular inside and out.
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Doug- Sound difference is because Maserati engines and the Ferrari California engine have 90 degree crankshafts instead of the 180 degree crank of the Ferrari V8s. Would match the sound of an F355 against the Maserati engines, though, or a 360 or F430 with a Kreissieg exhaust. We Americans are just so used to the sound of 90 degree crank V8s, though, that we tend to prefer that sound.

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But guys I found this one when I search on google for Alfa Romeo Spider 8C but I am little confused about the car and the discussion which is going on the thread. Can anybody please make sure that is this the car? Thanks


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Affirmative, that is the car. Future collector car, no doubt.

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I may be the only one, but I prefer the 4C aesthetically. I hope Alfa delivers what they've promised.

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