Touring Superleggera have kept to their promise. They have released a fully working, running version of their 2012 styling exercise, the Disco Volante at this years Geneva Motor Show 2013.
The Disco Volante first premiered at last years Geneva show to a great deal of critical acclaim, due in no small part to its magnificent styling. The Disco Volante, now in production form, is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Clients can expect a similarly tuned front-engined V8 configuration as the 8C. Power output is reported at 450hp and 480 Nm of torque at 4750 rpm.
Rather than a manual gearbox, Touring Superleggera have opted for an electroactuated 6-speed sequential shift box. 100 kph will come up in just over 4 seconds, with a top speed of 292 kph; numbers that are very similar to the 8C on whose chassis it is based. Exterior design has always been a strong point of the Disco Volante. Head of Design, Louis de Fabribeckers wanted to celebrate the “myth of the 1952 style icon.” We’re not quite sure what that means, but the end results speaks for itself. It is a seriously good looking car.
No details have been released in terms of pricing, but expect a price well north of $100,000. The car is currently made to order.