I know just about every major auto news outlet is reporting that Alfa Romeo has postponed it’s US launch until 2011 because of the depressed financial markets. Well, that’s not entirely true. While the official launch won’t happen until 2011, at the earliest, a few lucky bastards (Jim Glickenhaus is one of them) got their Alfa 8C Competizione ahead of time.
Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut was ground zero for last week’s Alfa Romeo’s US mini-launch. Three 8Cs were lined up in their showroom under racing red covers with the glorious Alfa shield emblazoned on it. Mini-launch or no, it drew a crowd, and some bigshots from the home country. Alfa’s Project Manager, Renzo Barbirato and the development test driver, Domenico Martino were there, as was a small crowd of onlookers.