Thanks to the Automobiliac blog for this link. What a great car! And another in the spate of replicas of rare and historically significant cars that have sprung up in recent years (Bugatti Type 35, Alfa P3, Ferrari 156).
But it's a big car, like its own big brother, the 8C2900. You can see why Phil Hill decided his 8C2900 was too much car for the tight circuits he was racing on in California in the late 1940's. Phil started racing in an MG TC. When he bought the Alfa, he had been looking for the biggest, baddest, car around. After mixed results, he sold the Alfa and bought his first Ferrari. From little acorns... And, for that matter, it's not too much of a stretch to think of 1950's Ferraris as spiritual descendants of 1930's Alfas.