The Alfa Romeo 8C Spider supercar has been officially
named as the Most Beautiful Car of the Year by
Top Gear magazine. Judged by a Top Gear panel
consisting of TV, magazine and online teams – spanning
24 international editions - the awards recognise the
most innovative and exciting cars to be launched over
the past 12 months.
Described as ‘perfection’ by Top Gear, the 8C
Spider’s good looks are more than skin deep. A responsive
4.7litre V8 engine produces an awesome 450BHP which is
channelled through a sophisticated 6-speed F1-style paddle
shift gearbox to the rear wheels, producing enough power to
launch its occupants from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds, and
on to a top speed of 181mph.
UK Brand Communications Manager, Damien Dally, said:
“There’s no doubt that the 8C Spider is a sensational
supercar but to have the recognition of the Top Gear panel
is a perfect way to end the year.”
Limited to a production run of just
500 examples, 35 Alfa 8C Spiders are destined for the UK,
with most of them sold before you could say “bellissima”.
Valued at around £174,000 the chance of owning an example
remains ultra exclusive, however the latest models in Alfa
Romeo’s line up have taken inspiration from the Alfa 8C
Competizione and Spider – such as the sporty compact Alfa
MiTo and 2010’s Alfa Giulietta.