Alfa Romeo 8C-R Tazio Shows a Stunning Hypercar Concept Display

March 18, 2020

Alfa Romeo 8C-R Tazio Shows a Stunning Hypercar Concept Display

Alfa Romeo has produced some of the most beautiful designs of cars that have existed for decades and the idea of ​​a modern hypercar from the Italian brand is a dream for many fans. And then the dream turned into reality through 8C-R Tazio, a supercar that focuses on performance and can be driven legally on public roads.

This supercar design is the work of Arseny Kostromin, an industrial designer who has worked at Volkswagen, Renault, Genesis and recently became part of the creative team responsible for the exterior design of the Koenigsegg Gemera.

Kostromin took some design inspiration from the classic Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, a series of experimental racing cars built between 1952 and 1953. The resulting design showed a supercar with a very dazzling appearance.

The designer decided to make a middle-engined hypercar and use the driving position to resemble what can be found in Formula 1 cars. This allows the cabin space to be small and narrow. Right behind the cabin is an engine room filled by the V12 unit and connected to the monocoque which forms the structural part of the chassis.

From the front side, an open front bumper design that includes a series of venturi tunnels leads out behind the front wheels, similar to Aston Martin Valkyrie. Aerodynamic focus continues to the rear with a large diffuser and attractive rear wing design, where the center has a dual function as an air brake. There are also shark fins that are placed at the top of the back to provide air intake to the engine, as well as Akrapovic's single exhaust inspired by Formula 1.

The nickname of the Tazio 8C-R from the Alfa Romeo Concept car itself was given to the memory of the Italian racer, Tazio Nuvolari, who managed to achieve various successes in competing both in driving motorbikes and cars, even claiming victory at Le Mans 24 Hours 1933 with the Alfa Romeo Soc Team.