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A Swiss tuner has given the Alfa Romeo 8C more power and a gated manual gearbox

Fioravanti adds power, suspension and a manual shifter to Alfa's work of art. Oh, and it's tweaked the Ferrari 512 BB, too

Published: 29 May 2024

Dear Alfa Romeo 8C owners: firstly, congratulations on owning an Alfa Romeo 8C! Secondly, does your sequential paddle shift feel a little lacklustre, and the brakes a bit slow to react? Well, Swiss aftermarket tuner Officine Fioravanti will now offer you carbon ceramic stoppers to deal with the latter and a snappier five-speed gated manual for the former.

They form part of a bespoke new package for the 8C which aims to turn a bona fide piece of Italian art into something punchier and... suspension-ier. Because the pack also includes electronically adjustable suspension from Ohlins and a power jump for the Ferrari-Maserati ‘F136’ 4.7-litre V8. Fioravanti is yet to announce just how dramatic the hike from 450bhp and 354 torques will be, so let's just guess it'll be 'some'.

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It’s the same story with the weight, which is promised to be less than the standard 1,585kg. So whether the diet has trimmed the equivalent of a sponge cake, or something even more calorific, remains to be seen.

Fioravanti will also be offering an upgrade package to Ferrari 512 BB owners. That one'll comprise a new engine management unit in place of the carburettor, a modernised electrical system for improved general reliability and… that’s about it.

It hasn’t yet revealed a price for either package, but expect this to change in the coming months.

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