Touring Superleggera Disco Volante revealed in production guise [video]

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera has unveiled the production version of the Disco Volante concept that debuted at last year's Geneva Motor Show.

Described as a "unique combination of craftsmanship, quality [and] innovative design," the model draws inspiration from the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante that pioneered lightweight construction and aerodynamic design.

Based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the Disco Volante has an aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) exterior with a prominent grille, a panoramic glass roof and a distinctive rear end that clearly echoes its predecessor.

The interior is instantly recognizable but features leather and Alcantara upholstery, LED ambient lighting and an Alpine infotainment system. However, every model will be built as a one-off so customers can order virtually anything their heart desires.

Power is provided by a 4.7-liter V8 engine that churns out 450 HP (331 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, before hitting a top speed of approximately 290 km/h (181 mph).

Carrozzeria Touring declined to say how much the transformation costs but they did reveal each model will be built on demand and production takes approximately six months to complete.

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