• Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider

    Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider -

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  • Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider

    Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider -

    Image courtesy of Alfa Romeo

Key facts

2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4381 mm
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4691 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
450 PS / 444 bhp / 331 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
470 Nm / 347 / 47.9 kgm @ 4750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 4.4 s
How fast?
290 km/h, 180 mph

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2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider technical specifications


The Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power to the rear wheels.
The Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.7 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 444 bhp (450 PS/331 kW) of power at 7000 rpm, and maximum torque of 470 N·m (347 lb·ft/47.9 kgm) at 4750 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual transmission.
Maximum stated speed is 290 km/h or 180 mph.
2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider data
2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2645 104.1
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4381 172.5
Width 1894 74.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight
Weight distribution 49 % front
fuel tank capacity 88 litres 19.4 UK Gal 23.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.7 litre
4691 cc
(286.262 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 88.2 mm
3.62 × 3.47 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 450 PS (444 bhp) (331 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output 94.6 bhp/litre
1.55 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 470 Nm (347 ft·lb) (47.9 kgm)
at 4750 rpm
Specific torque 100.19 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259 kPa (182.6 psi)
Maximum RPM 7500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 586.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 290 km/h (180 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.
Rear suspension I.DW.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 245/35 x 20
Tyres rear 285/35 x 20
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 380 mm
Rear brake diameter 360 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID216205
Production total 500
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 42.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Spider added 2010-06-24.
Last modified 2013-03-04.

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