The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider is the latest work from Italian design house Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. It's beautiful, and will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera rolls up to Lake Como for the 2015 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este with its latest Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Lusso and an original 166 MM once owned by Gianni Agnelli.
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is set to reveal this custom Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Lusso at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but before it does, the first images have found their way online ahead of schedule.
In its entire production run, Alfa Romeo only ever built 500 examples of the 8C Competizione – just 90 of which ended up in the United States – and another 500 Spiders. That makes it a pretty rare car indeed, but it's positively commonplace compared to the Disco Volante, the version reborn by the talented and steady hands at Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
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.
The stunning Disco Volante Concept that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show before returning in 2013 show as a running concept, has just gotten one step closer to production. Despite being designed and brought to Geneva by coachbuilder Touring Superleggera, the Disco Volante wears an Alfa Romeo logo and is based on the Italian brand's 8C Competizione. That makes getting Alfa's okay before producing cars for consumers a necessity. According to its builder, that blessing has just been given.
The string of early reveals in front of the Geneva Motor Show continues with bonafide auto-porn shots of the Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante concept. And if it's true that sex sells, Alfa Romeo could seriously clean up if it put this hot hatch into production.
Mention the names Disco Volante and Touring to connoisseurs of classic Italian automobiles and you're going to need to start handing out bibs.
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta chassis # 0024 M – Click above for high-res image gallery
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