The term "8C" originates from Alfa Romeo models built during the 1930's adopting Vittorio Jano's highly acclaimed eight cylinder engine. Victories at the Targo Florio, Italian Grand Prox and the 24 Hours of Le Mans would cement the 8C into the history books as one of Alfa Romeo's greatest cars desired not only by racing folk, but also Europe's most discerning collectors. Almost one century later the 8C was born again, first unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. Its design taking inspiration from the famous Alfa race cars from the 50's through 60's, it quickly captivated the car world. The V8 derived from Alfa's Italian cousins Ferrari, was equally as awe inspiring and in the 2011 issue of Evo magazine the 8C Spider won the best sounding car.
After the success of the coupe, Alfa Romeo unveiled the 8C Spider was introduced on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 2005. In 2008 they announced that just 500 8C Spiders were to be produced worldwide, with modifications to ensure that it performed equally as well as its coupe counterpart. By strengthening the chassis, relocating the springs/dampers and carbon ceramic brakes resulted in an almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution with a staggering top speed of 180 mph and an equally as impressive 0 - 60 time of 4.5 seconds.
This exceptional example is a desirable U.K car delivered to its first private owner in December, 2009, finished in the elegant combination of Bianco Madreperla over a Rosso Hide. The exterior benefits from Rosso Brake Calipers situated behind the 20" Argento Alloy Wheels and PPF paint protection film. Inside the car it is lavished with a carbon dash, centre console and drivers zone, passenger side Aluminium foot rest, factory navigation system, iPod connection, and a category 5 Cobra Tracker.
During its first year of ownership the car remained with delivery mileage before being sold in September, 2010 to its second and most recent owner. Under this this most cherished ownership it has been meticulously maintained via main dealer Meridien Modena with no expense spared. Most recently in April 2017, it has received a most comprehensive service including a geometry check and four new tyres in August 2017.
Having covered under 2,500 Miles from new combined with its fastidious owner record, this car presents and drives exceptionally as one would expect. Presented with its original book pack, spare key, tools and tyre pump as well as extremely well documented service record. The car is available to view immediately at our showrooms just outside London.