RE: Alfa Romeo 8C | Spotted

RE: Alfa Romeo 8C | Spotted

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wpa1975

9,305 posts

117 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Prefer the coupe, lovely car however

cerb4.5lee

31,680 posts

183 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Don1 said:
I find the coupe far better looking than the convertible, strange as I normally prefer a roofless car.
Coupes are always far better looking to my eyes than Convertibles. Plus most Roadsters/Convertibles look awkward with the roof up to me as well. Also a fabric roof always looks cheap and nasty to my eyes for some reason too.

I do own a 370Z Roadster with a fabric roof so I'm not completely against a Convertible, however I don't like to look at it/like the way it looks with the roof up though(I was exactly the same with the Z4M Roadster I had as well).

dunnoreally

1,024 posts

111 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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I like that Alfa made these. Not where my 250 grand would go (although I feel like whoever buys this will already have a very interesting garage), but I can totally see why you would.

Who the censored specs one in white, though?

arthurdotk

6 posts

78 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Gorgeous but still won't top Fisker's v8 vantage.

TrotCanterGallopCharge

427 posts

93 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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It's a good looking car, but I wouldn't say the greatest, some of the lines don't quite seem to work. Not sure about the front, & if you have any doubts, then there is an issue.

Been fortunate enough to see a couple at shows, & still thought the same.

Would still love to own one.

Turbobanana

6,509 posts

204 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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PH said:
... the perfect overhangs...
To me, the car needs to be longer by way of more overhang. It look too contrived as it is, like they've tried too hard to make it as short as possible.

Also looks like it's been kicked up the arse.

Om

1,856 posts

81 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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But still not a patch on the:


TheMilkyBarKid

589 posts

32 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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MiniMan64 said:
Being drop top and white does it absolutely no favours at all.
I agree. Whilst it’s nice, this is - to me - drop dead gorgeous…

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14390992

Edited to say the Disco Volante above is nicer still cloud9

Edited by TheMilkyBarKid on Sunday 19th March 22:09

Hifiman2007

39 posts

60 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Not sure about knowing someone offered below list. They were all sold before being made. My understanding is lots changed hands way above list. Lovely thing.

herebebeasties

689 posts

222 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Has to be in red, has to be a coupé, has to have the teledial wheels:


Arsecati

2,393 posts

120 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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herebebeasties said:
Has to be in red, has to be a coupé, has to have the teledial wheels:

I was gonna say 'f*****g gorgeous' about the white convertible........ till you posted this pic.

Oooof, red coupe all day long........ double f*****g gorgeous!!

ducnick

1,861 posts

246 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Om said:
But still not a patch on the:

Now you are talking. The disco volante was drop dead gorgeous.

asimmalik

169 posts

197 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Another car which has suffered the Clarkson effect. The author here admits to not having driven one but so convincingly explains how rubbish it is to drive.

Deerfoot

4,937 posts

187 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Prefer the coupe, there was a red one at Goodwood a few months ago, looked awesome.

That's a lot of money mind...

CardShark

Original Poster:

4,199 posts

182 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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blue al said:
Luckily we all have different tastes and would certainly place this in the top 10 of good looking cars made since the year 2000, with soft top or without,
Perhaps seeing one in the flesh filling up with fuel and then hearing it driving off gave me a better perspective
Than proceeding posters.
I've seen both coupe and soft-top on the move, my opinion isn't just based on looking at pictures thumbup

kambites

67,863 posts

224 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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asimmalik said:
Another car which has suffered the Clarkson effect. The author here admits to not having driven one but so convincingly explains how rubbish it is to drive.
I can't remember ever reading or watching any road test by anyone which wasn't pretty damning about its suspension.

Nish Gnackers

1,111 posts

44 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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asimmalik said:
Another car which has suffered the Clarkson effect. The author here admits to not having driven one but so convincingly explains how rubbish it is to drive.
If you remember ..... Clarkson drove the 8C and the Disco Volante on Top Gear smile

Edited by Nish Gnackers on Sunday 19th March 13:54

NGK210

3,120 posts

148 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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kambites said:
asimmalik said:
Another car which has suffered the Clarkson effect. The author here admits to not having driven one but so convincingly explains how rubbish it is to drive.
I can't remember ever reading or watching any road test by anyone which wasn't pretty damning about its suspension.
This one‘s owner spent £20k trying to sort the suspension, and it’s still not right:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nWNzeCiQBvM&t=3s
Nothing more than a cynical, marketing-led, parts bin lash-up that tarnished the brand, imho.

dinkel

27,049 posts

261 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Arsecati said:
herebebeasties said:
Has to be in red, has to be a coupé, has to have the teledial wheels:


Alfa Romeo 8C Cabrio nose.

Bloxxcreative

531 posts

48 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Another one in the 'yeh it's nice, but' camp.

For me the v8v, maser GT, f360 (headlights aside), Cobra and others are all better looking bits of metal.