Alfa Romeo set to launch 8C Competizione GTA: more power, less weight |

Alfa Romeo celebrates its centenary this year, and has already seen beautiful concepts like the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa by Zagato, the Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta by Pininfarina or the Alfa Romeo Pandion by Bertone and will also hold a large meeting of Alfa fans (Alfisti) in Milan, during this summer.

But according to a new report, the cherry on its anniversary cake will be an even more powerful version of the 8C Competizione supercar, which will receive the GTA badge. Besides the special name, the 8C GTA will also get 50 more HP, taking the total output from the 4.7-liter V8 to 500 HP. The special edition will also be put on a diet, which will shave off around 300 lbs from the curb weight.

According to the same report, the Alfa Romeo 8C GTA will be announced in the following months and will boast a more hardcore experience. 100 models might be made, celebrating the 100 years of Alfa’s existence.

While it is just a rumor, you might keep you checkbook handy for when the official word eventually hits.

Source: Unica-Strada via Automarket

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