If you watched the latest episode of Top Gear, you'll have seen Jeremy Clarkson driving a red version of Touring's Disco Volante around Italy, then showing off a silver-finished one in the studio back in the UK. But when the doors open at the Palexo for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera will have another version to show off.

Pictured here, this version of the Disco Volante has been done up in dark green with gold accents for a treatment that looks decidedly less Italian and more British – something Colin Chapman (not to mention Green Bay football fans) would appreciate. We're not sure it's our favorite treatment of one of the most stylish cars money can buy (particularly with the rosso corsa grille and tailpipe inserts), but then we're not the one buying it. This example was likely produced for a specific customer.

The Disco Volante, for those unacquainted, is essentially an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione – already a looker in our books – that's been rebodied by reborn Milanese coachbuilder Touring. The carrozzeria was established back in 1926, went under in 1966 and was reborn in 2006, adopting the Superleggera moniker that its forebear coined when pioneering lightweight monocoque construction techniques. Since its revival it has worked its magic on Maseratis, Bentleys, Gumperts and more. The Disco Volante is made to order at what you can bet is a not unsubstantial price.



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      david.greenbaum
      • 9 Months Ago
      Gorgeous car, but not sure about the spruce up for the show... Great pictures and video of the original's build here: http://www.carbuildindex.com/20349/2013-alfa-romeo-8c-disco-volante-build-by-carrozzeria-touring-video/
      Lachmund
      • 9 Months Ago
      drop dead gorgeous
        Terry Actill
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Lachmund
        Hey, Lachmund, how about you buy one end and I buy the other and we share?
      citroen_2cv
      • 9 Months Ago
      Kermit Edition.
      Rochester
      • 9 Months Ago
      If you get rid of the obvious gold stripe, don't paint the grille red, and put some better designed rims on the car... Then it's not bad. Looks like the designers couldn't leave well enough alone.
      Terry Actill
      • 9 Months Ago
      What an amazing looking car. I am SO bored with how things look. This has enough retro and modern queues to work.
      RetrogradE
      • 9 Months Ago
      I think this was in Barbarella, right?
      ken
      • 9 Months Ago
      I think Cayman or F Type or Corvette is way better looking.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 9 Months Ago
      The silver one in the Top Gear studio last week was cool too.
      Terry Actill
      • 9 Months Ago
      These talented men also crafted the amazing Bentley Flying Star.
      Lynchenstein
      • 9 Months Ago
      Tacky - too much gold.
      Jon
      • 9 Months Ago
      Love it - so Italian it hurts!
      fran
      • 9 Months Ago
      Those headlights are taken off of a 599! One of the most beautiful car on the planet nonetheless.
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