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Advice on motor nouns system!??
hi there i am going to win a suziki swift, i was only just wondering if the sound system contained by there is well brought-up or will i need to buy i up to date one. Should i buy of the net? or within my country i…
Advice on Sat Nav please?
We want to get Sat Nav that we call for to share between the car and the pickup. It will be used basically in West of Scotland. What’s the best model on the marketplace today? Take into account that it requirements to be…
Advise on a Alpine 2 or 4 ohm sub beside a 4 chanel amp?
This is for a ute, thinking of bridging 2 channels for the sub & the other 2 chanels for the left & right speacker
Affordable recomandation for organizer section.?
I have a stock organizer unit contained by my 08 wrx and want to replace it with one that have a full EQ so i can send some bass to my subs and smaller number to my speakers. Any good ones out nearby that can do…
After I hooked up the sub and amps up?
It sounds real upright, but when I turn off the stereo, I procure a real loud thud and I am assuming it is the subs rumbling, so I turn the radio back on and it stops and plays music. So I never turn it bad, just…
After installing my nouns system my cigarette lighter and night light planet does not work..?
Could they have damaged something
After installing my nouns system…?
alright couple questions. I a short time ago installed my system, two channel amp that i bridged to a single 4 ohm 550rms sub, next to only one voice coil. the amp is rate at 640rms bridged at 4 ohm. I DON’T have…
After souk stereo contained by 2000 sunfire, some rope harness problems?
i’ve been told by adjectives shop that the wire harness for 2000-2004 Sunfires and Cavaliers is around $150! they say GM run sensory info from air shoulder bag and other stuff, through the harness in the put money on of the orginal stereo? Is this…
Aftermarket motor speakers?
I just get some Infinity speakers (2 sets) installed into my 07 civic si. I noticed a constant clicking nouns in between varying songs and when the volume is low or off. I be told by BEST BUY that it was do to the factory radio and…
Aftermarket nouns system… relief please?
I got a honda accord 2000 se.. and wishes to get some aftermarket sound system.. beside about 7 speakers and a sub-woofer. i was wondering how much that would cost and if in that are places that does these type of things. and i was also…
Aftermarket parts for 1987 golf gl?
does anyone know where i can find grills, headlights, taillight, or some cool and sporty stuff for this kind of vehicle? i believe its a mk2, so there must be somewhere on the lattice i can find some good stuff. can i fit 16-17 inch rims…
Aftermarket radio for 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo?
I was looking for a well brought-up aftermarket radio for my 2003 chevy monte carlo. I was looking for something beside a built in gps and mp3 aptitude. The only item is I want one that controls all of the functions my oem radio…
Aftermarket replacement stereo for Scion TC 2005?
I’m having great difficulty finding a replacement component for my Pioneer 6-disc CD changer. I’ve found several unit that will fit, but the stereo unit door poses a problem. I be wondering if anybody knew of a stereo system that will fit comfortably beside the door…
Alero Factory Amp?
Hi, I am not sure, but I’ve been reading that some Alero’s come next to a Factory Installed Amp (Monsoon) Anyways, if this is true, anyone know it’s capacity? I believe I hold since my sound is distributed. (Tweeters, speakers, and reverse 6x9s that shoot out…
Alfa romeo my saloon stereo is blocked hold number but its motionless? please can someone back?
would be really grateful as i have no conception how to fix it?
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All I’m getting is straight bass when I turn the sounds on…?
I have a 2005 chevy malibu and I own 2 12″ alpine type e subs with a alpine amp not sure what wattage… I enjoy it all hooked up to a factory stereo near a cut off switch…. My problem is its worked for 9 months…
All of a sudden my wife’s vehicle stereo have no nouns, what is wrong?
Everything else elctrical is fine. The stereo is on, and appears to be working fine. It is the factory CD player which come with the saloon.
All of my speakers are hooked to the front and the rear legs and mids are the sub simply?
why? I bought my xterra used and when I went to check the speakers they are adjectives (back doors, front doors and tweeters) hooked to the front sound when I fade front and one and only the 10” sub is heard when I fade flipside….why would…
All settings on 4-channel Amp?
I want it to hit hard for regular speakers, but conspicuously have clearity, i ruminate it should definitely hit harder than my boss than i have in it, yesterday i bottomned out my right front speaker, so thats why im asking, i didnt set the settings…
Alpine Amp?
Do you think i should procure this amp for my two kicker cvr 12’s they are 400 rms each and 800 watts zenith heres a link http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/45…
Alpine Car Deck Removal Help Cda-7998?
So i got an ipod aux cable that requests to be installed via the back of the alpine heir, however, i don’t know how to remove it, i don’t know if it uses a certain lock pins or key to remove it but i haven’t found…

Along came a spider

Along Came A Spider

Whatever you think about Alfa Romeo’s eccentricities or any minor foibles you may feel it displays in some areas, you have to hand it to the Italian firm when it comes to designing beautiful cars. Even the affordable Alfas have it, although pinpointing exactly what ‘it’ is can be tricky, so you’d bet your luxury Milanese penthouse on a ?175,000 open-topped Alfa supercar being at least mildly attractive. The 8C Spider doesn’t disappoint.

You will probably never see an Alfa Romeo 8C Spider on the road. Even if you do mix in all the right circles and spend a good portion of your time tootling around San Marino harbour, there are only 500 destined to be built and these will be distributed to dehumidified garages around the globe, so the odds are against you. Just in case one does hove into view along your local high street, the accepted response is to widen your eyes, lower your jaw a good inch or so and commence a full-on gawp. There’s no need to feel self-conscious because everyone else will be doing the same thing.

The oily bits in the 8C Spider soft top are, for the most part, lifted from the 8C Competizione Coupe which in turn pinched them from Maserati. The 4.7-litre V8 engine has 450bhp and can fire the 8C past the 62mph barrier in 4.5s, confirming supercar status for Alfa’s flagship. The top speed is 182mph but the real thrill comes from the bellowing engine note that accompanies any sustained use of the throttle pedal. The 8C has the sight and sound boxes well and truly ticked.

Compared to the 8C coupe, the convertible Spider version has gained only 90kg in weight. That’s despite the strengthening that has gone on under the car and in the engine bay to negate the wobbly results that tend to follow the removal of a car’s roof. Weight has been saved in the braking system with the Spider replacing the coupe’s steel discs with carbon ceramic items. The suspension has been tweaked in an apparently counterintuitive way with firmer springs installed to improving the ride quality.

“Jaw-dropping looks and a 450bhp V8 engine mean it ticks the important supercar boxes”

No open-topped Italian supercar would be complete without a roof that could have been designed to form the basis of the mental agility round on the Krypton Factor. With the 8C Spider, owners are required to lift off two plastic panels for the fabric roof to leave its storage bay behind the seats. These are then replaced to cover the hole and the roof is manually attached to the top of the windscreen with a couple of clips. The boot is ridiculously small as well but none of that matters in the slightest.

The 8C is a fantastic looking thing from any angle with its long sweeping curves running from the grille over the bonnet and rising over the car’s haunches. It’s distinctively an Alfa Romeo as well, the designers having resisted the temptation to merely re-badge a Maserati product. The cabin is finished in jet black leather, carbon fibre and aluminium.

A perfect 50:50 weight distribution is achieved by mounting the engine behind the front wheel and the gearbox in front of the rear ones. The transmission is a robotised manual that’s operated through wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

If you don’t already have a receipt on Alfa Romeo headed note paper for your deposit on the 8C Spider, the chances of acquiring a new one are very slim. All the cars have been snapped up, which gives Alfa Romeo a handy retort for those who have claimed the price tag was on the expensive side. It’s true that Aston Martin (with their DBS Volante) and Ferrari (with their California) will both sell you an open-topped V8 supercar for substantially less, while if you don’t mind a fixed-top sportscar, then the Maserati Gran Turismo S that this car is based on would save you nearly ?90,000. Still, despite a relative lack of pedigree in this sector, Alfa has filled its admittedly small order book with ease.

Running costs will be a virtual irrelevance for most 8C Spider owners. These individuals are more likely to concern themselves with the cost of heating their swimming pools or installing helicopter landing pads on their luxury yachts. Just in case you’re interested in the kind of fuel consumption they can expect, the official combined cycle reading is 17.3mpg and emissions are measured at 379g/km. Greenpeace activists will have to console themselves with the fact that there aren’t many of these cars about.

Alfa Romeo is best known for bringing Italian sportscar style to a wider audience than can stretch to Ferrari and Lamborghini products but with the 8C Spider, it’s shown that it can mix it with the big boys. Jaw-dropping looks and a 450bhp V8 engine mean it ticks the important supercar boxes and while the pricing might look a little steep, the order books are bulging, so it’s Alfa that’s having the last laugh.

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