Carrozzeria Touring are celebrating their 90th birthday at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 with the Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante Spider. The convertible version of the Disco Volante is built upon the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider which means it will be very rare indeed. We took a closer look at the car on display in Geneva.
As a custom project, the Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante Spider is limited to just seven copies, of which, more than half are spoken for. This is probably down to the relative scarcity of Alfa Romeo 8C Spider’s. Just 500 were produced. This particular example is a customer car and will be delivered once the Geneva Motor Show 2016 is over.
The Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante Spider gets plenty of carbon fibre and aluminium panels. Inspired by the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52, the Disco Volante Spider gets flying saucer looks. The convertible roof is a take out set of panels, each one weighing 3.5 kilograms (8 lbs).
The Spider includes carbon fiber windshield pillars for structural strength. The bodywork is hand-beaten aluminium body panels in the normal Carrozzeria Touring style. The Spider has a more pronounced centre line on the bonnet which differentiates it from the Coupe. All-in, the Spider took six months to complete.
Touring never use the same colour twice, for this Disco Volante Spider, they chose Blue Ceruleo together with Connolly Leather interior. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2016, don’t forget to keep refreshing our dedicated news channel.