Romeo 8C For GT2 In 2008
Announced by Antonio Baravalle, Alfa-Romeo executive vice-president,
yesterday (December 6) at the Bologna Motor Sshow, the company has
plans to race a GT2 version of its 8C model in 2008 – writes
The Alfa 8C
Competizione will be developed “to race in classic events
such as the 24 hours of the Nürburgring, Le Mans and Daytona”
– suggests L'Equipe today (rather confusingly, bearing
in mind the different regulations for Daytona), and there will be
“an important American programme”.
The 8C was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, and the first road
cars will be delivered in mid-2007.
The Alfa 8C Competizione will be developed next year and the first
race is scheduled for 2008. The racing programme will be finalised
bearing in mind the activities of fellow ‘family members’
Ferrari and Maserati. So racing against the 430?
The original 8C won Le Mans four years running, from 1931 to 1934.