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Novitec Alfa Romeo 8C Spider adds boost for a sensuous 600 hp

Wed, 04 May 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Novitec has laid hands on the near-perfect Alfa Romeo 8C to create the 8C Spider Kompressor, a car the tuner claims is the “most powerful street-legal Alfa Romeo of all time.”

Heady words, but they're nicely backed up by a supercharged version of the 4.7-liter Alfa V8 cranking out 600 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. That's up from approximately 450 hp and 346 lb-ft on a stock Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

Tweaks supporting the force-fed mill include a water-to-air intercooler, custom injectors and revised fuel and ignition mapping, plus a variable stainless-steel exhaust system.

All said, the mods are supposedly good for a 3.9-second blast to 62 mph--down from 4.2 seconds stock--in what's arguably one of the most attractive cars on the planet.




By Andrew Stoy