Rare Beauty

First off there is only 80 of these in the United States and I caught one on sunset near the comedy store. Oh yeah and she is more sexy in person. Do you know her name? She’s the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

She Italian for those of you who dont know her history. This masterpiece is a Frankenstein of different Italian car manufacturers, the engine is from Maserati. It is 4.7 liters and makes 450 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, and 347 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm, with a 7,500 rpm redline. The Ferrari-built motivator will be placed behind the front axle for a low center of gravity and ideal 50/50 weight distribution. The car has a carbon-fiber and the underbody was shaped in the wind-tunnel to reduce lift at the high speeds the car will no doubt be able to achieve without so much as breaking a sweat. Competizione shares her name with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2009 from 1934, which dominated the 1000 Miglia race in 1935-1938 and 1947. It was powered by an inline-8 engine. Very sexy car indeed in my opinion and its something different on these LA streets besides the same Lambo or Ferrari that we all see. Oh yeah and this car has the Italian sound to her. Its on the high pitch side.

Price $240,000 (est)
Engine 4.7 liter
Torque 352 lb ft/DOHC 32-valve V-8
Horsepower 450 bhp
Transmission Six-speed manual paddle shift
Curb weight 3278 lbs
0-62 mph 4.2 sec

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Cars that I spotted on the Road

If its one thing I love about L.A. its the cars that I see on the road. During any time driving you can run up on some the best sports cars that you can imagine. One in particular that I like that people might not know about is the Nissan GT-R. Originally the Skylines could only be purchased overseas and not imported in the U.S. of A because it doesn’t comply with the FMVSS regulations. But last year Nissan made a version for the United States and I had a chance to view one and catch it in action on the road shown below.

Acceleration (0-60 mph): 3.3 sec. Base Number of Cylinders: 6
Base Engine Size: 3.8 liters Base Engine Type: V6
Horsepower: 480 hp Max Horsepower: 6400 rpm
Torque: 430 ft-lbs. Max Torque: 3200 rpm
Drive Type: AWD
COST: $70,000 Safty features…..WHO CARES…pedestrians better move off the street when I get behind the wheel of this.