Legendary Italian coach builder Touring Superleggera will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year with a special open top sports car to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 next month. Production at Touring Superleggera was resumed in 2007 after it was wound up in 1966. The open top sports car will be the first since the 1964 Fiat 124 Cabriolet concept.
The Italian coach builder survives thanks to its traditional coach building craftwork. It first gained its reputation due to a patent design technique involving small diameter tubes for the frame with thin alloy panels to provide strength for the framework. Superleggera designed some of the greatest historic cars using this technique including the Alfa Romeo 8C, Lamborghini 350 GT and the Ferrari 166MM.
In the modern era, Touring Superleggera have tended to focus on hard top supercars. Last year we saw the Touring Berlinetta Lusso based upon the Ferrari F12berlinetta, 2013 before saw the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring. The majority of its modern projects have been based upon Italian donor vehicles so we expect the same this time around.
We will of course be on hand to report on the precise details of the new Touring Superleggera vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show 2016!