Alfa Romeo confirmed for 2008 US arrivalEnlarge Photo
Production of the new 8C will top 500 units for the coupe and another 500 for the convertible Spider, making it one of the most exclusive Alfas in history. Alfa Romeo cars haven’t been sold in the U.S. since 1995. Back then they were known for their unreliability and shoddy workmanship.
A lot has changed over the past decade. Today Alfa produces some of the most stylish cars on the market and has quickly caught up with some of its European rivals, although there is still some way to go.
The new 8C flagship features a carbon fiber body, a 450-horsepower 4.7-liter V-8 and a six-speed paddle-shifted transmission. Following the 8C, Alfa is expected to launch its 159 sedan and Brera coupe.