The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione has been voted the car most likely to become a future classic, in a survey run by Carsite.co.uk.
The survey featured more than 30 different cars sold in the UK from the last ten years, ranging from supercars to superminis.
The top ten featured a variety of luxurious and reasonably-priced models from the 253mph Bugatti Veyron to the retro-styled Fiat 500 Mk II.
Alfa’s 8C Competizione, launched in 2007 and limited to just 500 models, took the top spot with over 30% of the votes. Echoing the styling of the original 1930s 8Cs, the stylish two-seater cost around £110,000 new and is powered by a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine delivering 450bhp. Only 41 examples made it to UK shores. The 8C Spider - a convertible version of the Competizione launched in 2008 - was also limited to just 500 models. Recently, 8Cs have been seen for sale with price tags of upwards of £185,000.
Alistair Jeff from Carsite.co.uk commented, ‘Britain has a love affair with the ‘classic car.’ Stories of vintage Bugattis discovered in barns, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 going to auction or Chris Evans spending £12m on a Ferrari really captures the public interest.
Carsite wanted to find out which cars produced over the past decade could have a similar effect in the future. There have been so many distinctive models introduced recently, it will be interesting to see which ones retain their appeal and become highly sought after.’
- Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
- Ford Focus RS
- Bugatti Veyron
- Fiat 500 Mk II
- Honda S2000
- Nissan Skyline GTR
- Enzo Ferrari
- Audi TT Mk I
- VW Scirocco Mk III
- Tesla Roadster
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