Meet The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, A Supercar Frankenstein

Most supercars pride themselves on the fact that they are made with custom parts that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. For the 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the complete opposite is true. This limited-run collector car is like a Frankenstein of supercar parts.

It has a Ferrari engine, a Maserati chassis, and carbon fiber bodywork from legend Wolfgang Egger. If you’re wondering what this car doesn’t have, the answer is simple—a rival. Alfa Romeo’s 8C Competizione stands in a league of its own as a totally unique set of wheels.

Fusion of Engineering

We aren’t the only ones raving about this car. Car and Driver magazine once said that it “just might be the ultimate two-seater GT.”

Of course, we’d certainly agree with that sentiment. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is juiced up with a 4.7-liter Ferrari-derived engine. It was assembled at the Maserati factory in Modena, Italy. That’s fitting since it bears a custom Maserati chassis.

Each one of the 500 cars made was then personally test driven by Alfa Romeo engineers to ensure that it was up to the company’s rigorous standards.

A Legend in the Making

Part of what makes this car so special, however, isn’t just the parts it’s made out of. Instead, it’s the hands behind them and the vehicles overall immaculate design.

Wolfgang Egger created its exotic carbon fiber body. The legendary German designer previously headed up Audi and also worked with Lamborghini. He now works with China’s BYD Auto group as their head designer.

It’s evident that the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione bears the touch of such a legend. Its sleek curves and subtle detailing confirm it.

In every aspect, this is a one of a kind vehicle. From its mashup of components to the hands who brought it to life, the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a beauty to behold. Learn More

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