This is the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione. For now it's just a show car. Don't believe it. This car is production ready and should hit European showrooms in 2006. Everything is right about this car, from its carbon-fiber bodywork, to its elegant shape, to its finely crafted interior, to its 20-inch wheels, drilled brake rotors and four chrome exhaust tips. Even its name is cool. "8c" was Alfa's pre-war designation for its cars fitted with the marque's eight-cylinder engine, such as the 8c 2300, which was driven by Tazio Nuvolari, and what's cooler than that? The second half of the name is said to be a tribute to the 6c 2500 Competizione that finished third in the 1950 Mille Miglia with five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio behind the wheel. Power comes from the 400-hp, 4.2-liter V8 that's used in the Maserati 4.2 GT, and a six-speed manual. Alfa says the 8c will go from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds. Hey, GM, why can't the Saturn ION Red Line look like this?