The 4.7 liter V8 engine powering the automotive masterpiece will apparently have a slightly increased output, through a new engine management software. The engine develops 444 HP in its factory-stock incarnation and Autodelta promises to offer 17 more. Technical refinements for the car’s chassis and suspension have also been promised but no further details have been disclosed by the company.
The small refinement is rather curious as the last time when we heard about the tuning company, it was helping an Afla Romeo 159 V6 deliver 352 horsepower and 435 Nm of torque. And if that sounds extreme, we should think at the Alfa Romeo 147 hatch the company has developed recently. Picture this: A hatchback with 400HP who deals with the first hundred in 4.8 seconds and keeps on going until it almost reaches 290 km/h. The crazy part hasn’t been revealed yet: The car is front wheel drive! It does have a revised suspension and all the good stuff (like a limited slip diff) but still...
Autodelta also likes its Alfas visually improved. And it’s such a joy that the company develops discreet exterior packages which barely whisper the car’s temper to the other motorists.
Considering the aforementioned details we were expecting a beefier power upgrade for the 8C Competizione; after all, the lack of grunt has been the car’s Achile’s heel ever since it was launched. But let’s not judge an Alfa by its specs.