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Old 7 Dec 2006, 10:56 (Ref:1784010)   #1
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Endurance Info are reporting that Alfa Romeo will do a GT2 version of their 8C sportscar.

Highly encouraging in all sorts of ways.

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Old 7 Dec 2006, 11:19 (Ref:1784027)   #2
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Now that should be good! Aren't Alfa part of the FIAT group like Ferrari? Wonder if that means they would drop the 430s. I'd obviously rather they ran both!
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 11:26 (Ref:1784033)   #3
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Yes, and didn't Maserati have plans to build a legal GT car as well?

So we could have Alfa, Ferrari and Maserati in GT2
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 11:46 (Ref:1784052)   #4
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Isn't the engine in the 8C based on a Maserati engine?

ASFAIK Maserati have moved from under Ferrar's wing to be in the same Group as Alfa - all under FIAT ownership.
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 13:01 (Ref:1784151)   #5
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In that case surely FIAT's attack will be based around a new Ferrari or Maserati as the GT1 and the glorious 8C Alfa will be the GT2?

The MC12 is ace car but not eligible for everything so surely it makes sense for Fiat to develop a new car to compete with Aston and Corvette in GT1.

As hammerdown suggests, if a Ferrari becomes the new GT1 contender then the logically the Alfa will replace the F430 in GT2?

Much depends on the future of GT1 as the premier GT class i'm sure.
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 19:46 (Ref:1784442)   #6
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 21:35 (Ref:1784518)   #7
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 21:47 (Ref:1784524)   #8
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Maybe Alfa GT-2, Maserati GT-1 and Ferrari back to just F-1 ???? Highly unlikely!!
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Old 8 Dec 2006, 10:05 (Ref:1785002)   #9
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Ebi that is a lovely illustration of how it might look!!

Mmmmm....
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i made that illustration... btw if you want i have it in a very big format... so you can print it on a A4 sheet, it looks even better
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i made that illustration... btw if you want i have it in a very big format... so you can print it on a A4 sheet, it looks even better
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Old 8 Dec 2006, 11:22 (Ref:1785072)   #12
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BTW one of the possibility is

-599 GT1 Ferrari
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Old 8 Dec 2006, 12:10 (Ref:1785100)   #13
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Now that sounds excellent. I wish for it to be true!
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i made that illustration... btw if you want i have it in a very big format... so you can print it on a A4 sheet, it looks even better
can you send it to me too pls?
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 15:37 (Ref:1789948)   #15
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I think that new Alfa 8c will not exclude Ferrari 430 Gt2 plans.
430 is very important for Ferrari, finally they have a competitive (and official) car to compete with Porsches, and this is very important for ferrari's market.

Maserati and Alfa Romeo are a company more united than Ferrari and Maserati so I hape that 8c and 430 can coexist.

Ferrari says that they won't built a 599 race version, so i think that the new Maserati coupè will race again in the top class Gt1.
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