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Re: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
I know most people will go for sub zero here but i cant do it. It just scrapes through to being cool for me. It looks gorgeous, has the best noise of any car ever and, despite what our good friend Clarkson says, the handling isn't bad either. But i just dont see the point of it. Why make a supercar so that it isn't one? Why only give it 450bhp? Why make it so exclusive? If you're going to do that then go for broke and make it insane, otherwise it's just a pointless exercise. My boss' RS4 has equal power to this, although, admittedly, it doesn't look or sound nearly as good, but then it cost half too. I think this is where Alfa fail time and time again. They go all out on looks but always seem to fall short of the mark in making a car truly great. Take the Brera. Another fantastic looking car but then it falls short of everything else, and that's fine when the prices are competitive with similar marques, but not when you're asking over 100k. Making it exclusive does nothing but force Alfa to sell less of them. How many people with the financial capabilities to buy it never bothered because of the slim chances of actually bagging one? I like this car. I just dont see the point. Still cool, if only for aesthetic reasons.
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