Alfa Romeo will provide one of the highlights of the 2004 Australian International Motor Show by displaying the 300 kph Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione. Designed and developed at the Alfa Romeo Style Centre and debuted at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 8c Competizione is a new icon for Alfa Romeo, evoking the great sports car tradition of which the name is part. In the Thirties and Forties, the '8c' signature identified the racing and road cars that were equipped with the new eight cylinder engine developed by the famous engineer Vittorio Jano. The term 'Competizione' is a tribute to the 6C 2500 Competizione, the sports coupe driven by Fangio and Zanardi in the famous Mille Miglia race in 1950. Therefore, '8c Competizione' is not an invented name, but a clear reference to Alfa's racing history.