Disco Volante Concept is a Throwback with Modern DNA

While Pininfarina is perhaps the most renowned automotive design house in the world, Italian coach builder Touring Superleggera is no slouch itself. The brand associated with lightweight bodies for cars like the Aston Martin DB4, DB5 and more has unveiled a new concept, the Disco Volante. To some, that name should ring a bell, as the Touring Superleggera Disco Volante is an homage to the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante. This Disco Volante is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C, which is already a stunning automobile. Over the course of six months, Touring Superleggera can build you this car, using the 8C's 444-horsepower 4.7-liter V8. It can get from zero to sixty in a scant 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 181 miles per hour. That may not seem like a tremendous top speed compared to some of the near-race-spec supercars that we have seen this week from Geneva, but this car is more about appreciating the beauty than merely having the fastest car. Mind you, 4.2 second to sixty is still damn fast. PHOTOS: See more of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Concept