The Alfaholics Spider-R 007 was nicknamed the “The Fastest Spider In The World” by the British team who built it. It’s a 216 bhp Twin Spark-powered 1977 Spider with a 6-speed sequential gearbox, a competition LSD, and a slew of other go-faster parts that earned it its ambitious epithet.
For the uninitiated, Alfaholics is the world’s leading performance company for classic Alfa Romeos, they’re often described as an Alfa Romeo version of Eagle E-Types, Singer, or Emory but with a unique approach all their own.
Over the years he became one of the world’s leading experts in the field, and his two sons Maxim and Andrew grew up immersed in a world of nothing but Alfa Romeos, often with two dozen or more builds on the go at any one time.
In the 1990s the company went from supplying restored cars to taking on contract restoration work and selling parts, this then evolved into supplying performance parts for people who wanted their Alfas to be faster than stock – of which there were many.
Today the Bristol-based company is the world leader in the supply of performance parts for classic Alfas. In fact, he cars they build in-house are so good that Gordon Murray called them a few years ago and ordered a car from them for his own personal use – probably the single most remarkable accolade a company like this could receive.
The Alfaholics Spider-R 007
The Spider S2 you see here has been completely rebuilt, and despite its relatively understated looks it’s a vastly quicker car than its stock brethren. The owner had the car in his possession for many years, in 2011 he sent it in to Alfaholics and requested a full rebuild to turn it into one of the fastest street-legal Alfa Romeo Spiders in the world, if not the fastest outright.