For those of you who aren’t really familiar with car terminology, the Spider of this eponymous car means that it has no roof. Much like the rather famous Renault Spider in fact – a car that had massive power thanks to its incredibly low weight.
This car, from Alfa Romeo (the rather famous Italian car manufacturer known for creating cars that are incredibly driver-centric but also known for, well, having Italian passion and throwing a strop every now and then) is a little different.
Just like the coupe version, it is rather likely to sell out quickly. In fact, the ‘standard’ 8C (if you can ever call such an impressive, beautiful car that) sold out in just a few days. This is thanks to the unique styling (something like a real-life batmobile) and absolutely gorgeous curves.
Power is derived from the 4.7 litre V8 inside a steel chassis and clothed in carbon fibre. Unlike a lot of the newer models from Alfa, this will be a return to the old ‘Italian Passion’ form – i.e. we’ll see a wilful comeback of rear wheel drive. Again, for those in the know, this should provide bags of character and the option to swing the back end out in corners. Don’t bother driving it in the snow or wet.
A six-speed gearbox and a limited slip diff will round off the package with a rumoured 0-60 somewhere around 4.8 seconds. Unfortunately, there’ll be only 500 in the world. Even if you can’t buy one, this is a shame, as you’ll probably never see such a beautiful car on the road either. Prices will be in excess of £100,000 no doubt.