The Spider has been has been at the heart of the Alfa Romeo from its earliest days. Although early models such as the RL and the 40-60hp were known broadly as Spiders, the first model to carry Spider as part of its official name was the 8C 2300 Spider in the early 1930s. The current 2011 Alfa Romeo Spider traces its beginnings back to the Turin Motor Show in 1961 where its mother model was shown as a prototype; however, the persistent success of existing models and the economic challenges Italy faced at the time meant that the first pre-launch production Spiders didn't begin to emerge from the Pininfarina production line until the end of 1965.The sporty 1960s Spider made the model an icon throughout the world when Dustin Hoffman drove a red Duetto Spider on his way to meet Mrs. Robinson in the film - 'The Graduate.' A drop-top Competizione coupe version of the beautiful Spider as we know it now was first seen at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California in 2005, but the two-seat 8C convertible originally made its debut in concept form at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2003. In early March 2011, at the Geneva Motor Show, Alfa Romeo announced the production version of the 2011 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Convertible. The 8C Spider was built in a limited number of 500 cars.
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The 2011 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Convertible grabs its tuning capabilities from German company Novitec Rosso. The company is known for its fantastic work, and the2011 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Convertible is proof of that fact. Novitec Rosso gave the quickest and most powerful Alfa Romeo even more reason to be respected, due to new supercharger and stainless-steel exhaust systems. These systems take the output of the Italian supercar from its standard 450 horsepower all the way up to a forceful 600 horsepower. This power upgrade also adds up to fresh performance numbers for the sporty 8C Spider, in particular, a new 0-62 mph time of only 3.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 189 mph. After review, we can comfortably say that the new 2011 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Convertible is very attractive, powerful, and exciting to drive. The 8C Spider Convertible comes with a price around only $120k- a small fee to pay for such incredible Italian styling.