Alfa Romeo 8C voted future classic

UK motoring experts have chosen Alfa Romeo's 8C Competizione supercar as the one most likely to acquire the status of a "classic" in the future.

The Alfa Romeo supercar won 30% of the votes in a survey by used car specialist Carsite. It was chosen from among 30 vehicles including the Bugatti Veyron, Fiat 500 and Audi TT.

The firm said the potential classic tag has already caused the value of used 8C Competizione to rise far above its initial purchase price. Ferrari's Enzo, which featured in the top 10 future classics list, has also seen a similar rise in used value.

Carsite's Alistair Jeff said: "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."

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