Milan-based Touring Superleggera has paid homage to the 1952 Alfa C52 Disco Volante with a new model
6 March 2012

Milan-based Touring Superleggera has paid homage to the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante with a new Alfa 8C-based car at the Geneva motor show.

The front-engined, two-seat Disco Volante 2012 by Touring will be built as a “very limited series model”.

Those wanting one must first buy an 8C and Touring — the coachbuilder behind the shooting brake version of the Bentley Continental GT — will then take six months to turn it into a Disco Volante 2012.

It retains the 8C’s 444bhp 4.7-litre V8 but gets hand-beaten aluminium body panels. Carbonfibre is also used on the bodywork.

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2 March 2012

[quote Autocar]Milan-based Touring Superleggera will pay homage to the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante with a new Alfa 8C-based car at the Geneva motor show.

The front-engined, two-seat Disco Volante 2012 by Touring will be built as a “very limited series model”.

Those wanting one must first buy an 8C and Touring — the coachbuilder behind the shooting brake version of the Bentley Continental GT — will then take six ... Read the full article[/quote] Looks like a re-bodied Corvette, or is that just the image?

Peter Cavellini.

3 March 2012

Completely pointless.

3 March 2012

I postedrgis up last night when i found it on Autoblog. I think it is stunning personally!

3 March 2012

Totally gorgeous, that's it, my imminent Euromillions win transferred from a lightly used 8c convertible to a Disco Volante. Sorted.

3 March 2012

From the first photo i was expecting something fiat barchetta sized. Its hard to improve on perfect (8c) but looks great, i hope they sort out the 8c reported 'wooden' handling tho

3 March 2012

The 8c coupe handling got better towards the end of the build cycle. The convertible was by comparison a different car. EVO rated it fully as good as the equivalent Aston Martin and CAR and indeed Autocar thought it was much better sorted than the coupe. There are still rumours of a 500bhp GTA 8c coupe being brought out.

3 March 2012

Can't see the point of making an 8C look liked that.

Waste of an 8C

3 March 2012

I'd rather have an 8C, much prettier car and not exactly common.

3 March 2012

Doesn't quite work for me. I never cared much for the Disco Volante Coupe, but was always fascinated by the open ones.

This would need to be more affordable than "take an 8C and then spend a fortune on it"

3 March 2012

Pity that you have to destroy an 8C to get it. Since the 8C itself was based on a Maserati GranTurismo chassis and drivetrain, couldn't you destroy one of those instead?

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