Touring Superleggera’s Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Looks At Home At Villa d’Este

Coachbuilding was at its heights in the previous century, but luckily there are still some companies around that use fine craftsmanship in order to create automotive pieces of art. And one of them was present at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Held on the shores of lake Como, Italy, the BMW-sponsored event gathers some of the most exquisite and iconic names in the motoring world, along with their bespoke vehicles to entice visitors. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera was among them, and the small automobile firm, established on 25 March 1926 in Milan, Italy by Felice Bianchi Anderloni (1882–1948) and Gaetano Ponzoni, brought their latest masterpiece along.

We’re talking about the recently unveiled Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider, a car created to celebrate the firm’s 90th anniversary. The stunning automobile is based on the 2012 Coupe model, made to honor the original 1952 Alfa Romeo C52, also known as the Flying Saucer (Disco Volante).

The car features a carbon-fiber roof (which can obviously be removed) and it’s most likely powered by Alfa Romeo 8C’s 4.7-liter V8 with 450 PS (444 HP) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque on tap.

Only 7 units will be produced, so seeing (let alone hearing) one is a real treat.


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