These are the official pictures of the Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante concept, which were released ahead of the public debut at the Geneva Auto Salon. The concept dusts off a legendary Italian sports car: the Alfa Romeo C52 “Disco Volante” and follows the lines of the 1900 Alfa special version produced in limited series in 1952.
The Disco Volante 2012 will be based on the mechanics of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Power is coming from a 450hp 4.7 liter V8 linked to a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle-shifters behind the steering wheel.
The spaceframe chassis of the 8C will be combined with a hand beaten aluminum bodywork and some use of carbon fiber reducing the overall weight of the ultra-sporty concept. The car has an extremely low drag coefficient of 0.25, according to Milan-based company Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.