Alfa 8C Competizione
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Alfa Romeo models

The limited-edition Alfa 8C Competizione — a high-performance coupe expected to cost more than $200,000 -- will go on sale in the U.S. this year, the company has said. A limited-edition 8C convertible will follow in 2009. ()
The latest version of the Alfa Romeo Spider sports car was shown at the Geneva Auto Show on March 5. Dustin Hoffman drove a 1600 Duetto Spider model in the film “The Graduate.” (Uli Deck/ EPA)
“I turned the engine on and it was love at first sound,” says Norm Silverman, president of the 400-member Alfa Romeo Owners of Southern California, referring to the Alfa’s distinctive growl. Silverman owns a 1965 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce -- a European model with side markers. (Irfan Khan/ Los Angeles Times)
If all goes well, the Brera coupe could likely come to United States’ showrooms. Alfa Romeo ceased U.S. sales in 1995; the Brera began production in 2005. (Fiat Group)
Alfa Romeo might bring its sporty 159 sedan to U.S. dealerships. (Fiat Group)