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This Is What It's Like To Drive The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Your eyes and ears will soon thank you.

Production was limited to only 500 examples, making every single one special. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe is hands down one of the most beautiful cars of all time. The 8C Spider was also limited to 500 units, but it’s the coupe that truly captures our hearts. Chances are neither us nor you will have the opportunity to drive one, but Matt Farah is one lucky dude. He met up with Petrolicious founder and avid Alfa Romeo fan and owner Afshin Behnia for an afternoon of canyon driving outside of Los Angeles.

One of their three chariots was Behnia’s 8C, which he bought new roughly seven years ago. Powered by a 4.7-liter V8 with 444 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, power is routed to the rear wheels through a single-clutch six-speed automatic.

Farah immediately notices the 8C’s heavy steering at low speeds, and the fact that it’s no track toy. No, this is a canyon carver and grand tourer. And then there’s that sound. Aside from its external beauty, perhaps the 8C’s other best trait is that exhaust harmony. God, we love this car.

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