One year after bringing the super stylish and unforgettably named Disco Volante to the Geneva Motor Show as a styling exercise, coachbuilders Touring Superleggera have got a followup to get excited about. This year's version of the slinky Disco will come complete with Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione running gear – 4.7-liter V8 engine and all. We've got just the one teaser image of the car, above, which obviously serves to highlight the fact that this Disco Volante is no hollow shell.

In ten months worth of hard work, the Italian craftsmen have completed a ready to drive product, with "many parts" constructed from carbon fiber, and a hand-beaten aluminum body. While the short press release doesn't specify about production plants, Touring has intended this Disco Volante to be a low-volume re-body of the 8C, available for purchase, from the get. We'll look for more information about how many and how much, when we see the car in person at the Geneva reveal.
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World premiere of the Disco Volante Touring at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Milan, 15th February 2013.

One year after the introduction as a static style model, Touring Superleggera will showcase in Geneva the first rolling unit of the Disco Volante Touring, a 2-seater grand tourer built on demand. The car uses the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione frame, driveline and technology.

It took only ten months since the decision was made to complete the whole engineering, development and manufacturing cycle. Many parts of the new body are made in carbon fibre, adding aesthetic and structural value to the traditional hand-beaten aluminium panels.

This is yet another testimony of advanced automotive design and custom coachbuilding. Touring Superleggera is one of the rare firms offering the whole in-house productive cycle from the first sketch, all the way through surface engineering and structural analysis, style models and prototypes, to turn-key, low-volume production of special bodywork.

Touring firmly believes that special coachbuilding can live on well into the 21st century, respecting the strict engineering and quality requirements of today's automotive industry.


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      INCREDIBLE BOB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Of course, the name, "flying saucer" refers to famous experimental Alfas of 50 years ago, and is a storied name among Italian cars -- thus the somewhat retro, limited edition by Touring. Comparing it to the 8C is not the point -- this is for a very limited few, who want something different, with a legendary name
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      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, if they re-body an 8C into that. It will be a sad day for me. If you're going to re-body such a beautiful car. Do it with something that actually looks better. This looks looks like a concept design of the 8C dated back to the 70's. I hope there are a lot of changes when this comes to light.
      Hoale
      • 1 Year Ago
      the only good looking shot imho is the one from the rear...it looks odd in every other picture. Those rear wheel wells are the worst part
      d.hollywood
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it. Not as much as the 8C...but it's "throwback cool". I'll just download some Giorgio Moroder tunes for cruising in it.
      chanonissan
      • 1 Year Ago
      when i first saw this it was side view, i said it looks good, but now i see the whole car from various angles it look akward.
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone is good at styling every part of a car, but forgot to finish the wheel arches. Did they just run out of time while sketching? I have trouble believing someone worked on this, stood back, and exclaimed "Finished."
      gt2rs
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see a 599 in those lights....only me??
      jjmoonen
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Gorgeous" Are they serious? That thing is far from gorgeous. I dont know what is going on with those front wheel wells especially, but they screw up any little bit of good design that is happening elsewhere on the car.
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another example of a design automatically being considered beautiful because it was designed by Italians.