For the third year in a row, Milan based design and coachbuilding company Touring Superleggera presented another prototype. This time the source of inspiration was the 1952 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante. Sixty years later the vehicle is reborn as a modern interpretation.
Formally known as the Disco Volante 2012 Touring, the two-seater coupe will be produced as a very limited series for the likes of collectors, sporting drivers and design aficionados who appreciate a tailor-made car.
The Disco Volante 2012 uses the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione as its core inner structure and features a front-mid engine and rear wheel drive layout. Front and rear double-wishbone suspension uses forged aluminum hub carriers and additional trailing arms for the rear suspension.
The power unit is also adopted from the 8C Competizione which is a 4.7 liter V8 producing 450 PS (331 kW / 444 hp) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) torque. It is coupled to an electronically controlled 6-speed sequential transmission that features paddle-shifters and a limited slip differential.
Performance translates into a 0-100kph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 292 kmh / 181 mph (est).
The original 8C Competizione interior is utilized but customization according to the personal preferences and taste of the customer is highly encouraged.
Each Disco Volante unit requires more than 4,000 hours of highly skilled artisan and engineer work to be completed. The delivery time is eight months after the reception of the donor 8C vehicle.
See press release below for more details.