This was a time before cars were designed to look so aggressive and/or aerodynamic, but were simple, elegant and restrained. Well, that and the fact that it's an Alfa Romeo, it's a company which enjoys the reputation of consistently churning out beautiful cars, although it must be said that this is an exceptional beautiful car, even for Alfa Romeo. The 8C is an interesting kind of retro. It is clearly a sixties-style sports car, and the grille and cloverleaf on the fender are signature pieces, but the rest of the styling isn't meant to mimic any specific car. It's a sort of new sixties model. The name of the car, however, is meant to call to mind a specific Alfa.