Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Bummed out by our recent report on the high price and scarcity of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione? Well here's another chance, and it's decidedly more accessible yet still exclusive enough to avoid seeing another every day on your drive to the office. It's called the SV 9 Competizione, and it's about to hit the market. Based on a modern Corvette, the SV 9 Competizione revives the old tradition of re-bodying Corvettes with Italian coachwork. This design borrows heavily from the aforementioned Alfa, but instead of the $300,000 sticker price, the SV comes in at less than $100k. For that you get a Corvette with a custom carbon fiber body, a revised intake and exhaust to boost power up to 450 horses and a more upscale interior. The improved mechanicals translate to a 4-second sprint to 60, a 12-second quarter-mile, a 60-0 braking distance of just 107 feet and 1.03g of lateral acceleration...in other words, at least as fast as the Italian machinery it emulates. And with a maximum of only 1000 units to be produced and a catalog with 25 exterior colors, four wheel choices and five interior trim options, SV promises no two will be alike.