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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione & Maserati Granturismo S MC, same heart different emotions

Hi Everyone!

Nice to have found this forum! I'm a proud owner of an Alfa Romeo! I just love anything that is Italian, especially when it comes to 2 or 4 wheels!

I love both the Alfa and the Maserati I find them both completely different and at the same time extremely close. The driving experience are so different yet similar. I just simply love them both!

The Maserati is stunning with the white and all the Carbon Fiber, it fits perfectly 4 people and its extremely comfortable to drive. The Alfa instead fits probably two backpacks, when my gf saw the rear trunk she started laughing, I agree that small rear trunk can only fit the Alfa book or a 13 inch computer!

The breaking system is so different, the Alfa just stops as soon as you hit the breakes, and its simply brutal. The Maserati instead is soft and slower. The sound is beautiful on both, the GTS with the valves open is pure music, but the Alfa in Sport mode is on a different planet, the sound is the best thing I ever herd... There was no need for the Bose upgrade! lol!

The interior of the GTS is very luxorious with all the leather and the carbon fiber inserts everywhere. The door sill with the "MC Sportline" logos are very racing like. The seats are very soft and perfect for long trips. The 8C instead with the CF sport bucket seats inspires pure racing. The leather is simply gorgeous, which is also done by "Poltrona Frau" like as in the GTS.

The Carbon Fiber is everywhere the doors are so light to open and close that the first times I was shocked by it. The instruments are simply the essential, no large screen navigator, no clock in center console, no useless bottons, just what you need to drive the car.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Best,
Greg

PS: here is a picture of my two cars! :)
 

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1st Video has a tune by a great group called Alberta Cross, oh! nice Maserati :D

2nd Video sounded a lot better than it looked ! made me dizzy but hey! What a nice place to be inside that cockpit, I would cherish and adore that 8C, if only it were mine :(

Thanks Bud :thumbs:
 

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Fantastic cars Greg. :cool:

You're 23 years old I take it?
Hahah no 23 was my jersey number! :)
I'm actually 22, 23 next year!

1st Video has a tune by a great group called Alberta Cross, oh! nice Maserati :D

2nd Video sounded a lot better than it looked ! made me dizzy but hey! What a nice place to be inside that cockpit, I would cherish and adore that 8C, if only it were mine :(

Thanks Bud :thumbs:
Hahah yeah I know its hard to drive that car and keep still!
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They are some cars at 22! I got my GTA and im 21 and that catches me out but if i had those 2 cars i doubt i would have my driving license long enough to go out in the other car, i would probably lose it on the first outing :lol:
 

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They are some cars at 22! I got my GTA and im 21 and that catches me out but if i had those 2 cars i doubt i would have my driving license long enough to go out in the other car, i would probably lose it on the first outing :lol:
Hahah I agree, I have a pretty long collection of tickets, plus in the US they are pretty hard on you, but when they see the Italian beauty they get more flexible, especially with the 8C which is so unique... :)

Those vid's..? Pure automotive porn....:lol:
Totally agree! 110%! :thumbs:
 

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You should try the 8C Spider, I find it better handling than the Competizione.

PS: how come both cars, as seen in the video, have no license plate?
Tried the 8C Spider, love the brakes especially, but were I live temperature goes up to -30 C... Cars with the open top, which is not hard (like California) suffer too much, plus I think that it affects too much the design...

Hahahha no plates cause, here in the US it's really easy to take them on and off, (just 2 bolts in the rear, while in the front never had them, they ruin the design! lol) so when you make a video I would rather not show the plate numbers so I take them down, you nver know...

Btw do you have an 8C spider?

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Again, amazing cars. :thumbs:

Still puzzled how a 22 year-old barely out of school or university would ever be able to afford even one tyre for one of those cars, let alone the purchase of two of the most expensive sports cars in the world.
 

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Again, amazing cars. :thumbs:

Still puzzled how a 22 year-old barely out of school or university would ever be able to afford even one tyre for one of those cars, let alone the purchase of two of the most expensive sports cars in the world.
Finished high school early, graduated 1 year early out of the best college in the world and thanks to it got a really nice job in finance... Work very hard during the week, but in the weekends enjoy my cars!

Im guessing a sports person or someone who has done well for themselves in their job?
I think that if you believe in your self you can achieve anything you want, the only limits people have in their lives are themselves...

Great cars, i wish i could stare into my garage and it looked like yours.:cool:
You never know... always give 110% in everything you do and eventually if you are persistant results will arrive...

Just my 2 cents...
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Are they Hire/Rental cars ?

...only joking !!!
 

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Tried the 8C Spider, love the brakes especially, but were I live temperature goes up to -30 C... Cars with the open top, which is not hard (like California) suffer too much, plus I think that it affects too much the design...

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Btw do you have an 8C spider?

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The brakes are of course vastly superior, but I think it's better handling as well, thanks to a revised suspension setup and mostly because of the better weight distribution (the fuel tank has been moved to the front of the rear axle and in a lower position as well) and lower COG. Drove both on Alfa's Balocco test track and felt more confident with the Spider.

And yes, I do have an 8C Spider :)
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