Famous Alfa tuner Novitec has on its hands what the company claims is “the most powerful and fastest street legal Alfa Romeo of all time”. They’ve supercharged the 8C’s 4.7-litre V8 engine to achieve 600 hp and 588 Nm, which is a huge jump from the stock 450 hp and 470 Nm. Top speed jumps from 290 km/h to 305 km/h, while the 0-100 km/h sprint is done in just 3.9 seconds, down from 4.2.

The supercharger is driven by a cogged-tooth belt directly from the crankshaft. Maximum boost pressure is limited to 0.37 bar. The mechanical charging system is rounded out by a water-to-air intercooler with dedicated radiator, and by custom injectors. Of course, there’s newly calibrated mapping for injection and ignition.

In addition, the tuner offers a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system and height-adjustable sport suspension. The former is optional and is comes with an integrated flap system varies the exhaust note depending on engine speed. The coil-over suspension allows the driver to select ride height and damper rates.

Available as Coupe or Spider, the sexy good looks of the 8C is untouched. But Novitec does replace the standard rims with three-piece NA3 wheels, 21 inches in front and 22 inches at the back, shod with Pirelli rubber.