The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante has its roots in an experimental project of the same name. The name Disco Volante translates as “flying saucer”, and is named for its futuristic design. Is incredible…
Alfa Romeo’s Disco Volante series has been introduced in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show and production began the following year. The Disco Volante was one of Carrozzeria Touring’s best designs and was released in very limited numbers. Only eight Coupés and seven Spyders were produced, making the Disco Volante extremely rare. Now, one of seven spyders is on the market, giving car collectors the chance to get their hands on one of these elusive beasts.
The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante has its roots in an experimental project of the same name. The name Disco Volante translates as “flying saucer”, and is named for its futuristic design. The car was designed by Carrozzeria Touring to be as aerodynamic as possible and was originally intended for motorsport participation. However, the plan fell through and the original Discus Volante was never entered in any race. The 1952 modelit had many design features that ran ahead of its name. It had rounded fenders, a low profile, and a convex tail to improve aerodynamics. The body was built by stretching aluminum over a framework of steel tubes. It was then attached to the steel tube frame, making it extremely light. The Flying Disc had a modified four-cylinder engine, based on that of the Alfa Romeo 1900.
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder PHOTO: Alfa Romeo with Touring Bodywork Alfa Romeo with Touring Bodywork
In the 21st century, Alfa Romeo and Carrozzeria Touring felt that the time had come to revisit their innovative experiment. The idea behind the modern Flying Disc was to take cues from the speed-focused design of the 1952 model, but then dip it into the pool of bespoke luxury. Each of the eight coupes and seven Spyders were hand built by Carrozzeria Touring engineers to exacting standards, relatively unheard of in a world where automation is the name of the game.This car is very special and it was designed by the best ones when it was going out for sale.
This 2017 Spyder is the seventh model of seven built. Although it has been based on the Alfa Romeo 8C, the curved edges and elegant lines are undoubtedly reminiscent of the original Disco Volante. Like the 8C, the Disco Volante Spyder features a Ferrari-derived 4.7-litre V8 engine. Although the modern incarnation is capable of developing a fair amount of horsepower, it was not built for top speed like its predecessor. Alfa Romeo’s goal was a luxurious driving experience, traversing beautiful landscapes in comfort. To achieve this, the interior is furnished in black leather and Alcantara. Painted in a luscious metallic red with carbon fiber accents, the Spyder Disc Volante is a piece of sporty elegance, sure to turn heads as you pass by.
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder PHOTO: Alfa Romeo with Touring Bodywork Alfa Romeo with Touring Bodywork.
The Spyder Flying Disc, which has been required 4,000 hours of work and 6 months to manufacture, is not just a car . It is a functional work of art that showcases the best features of Alfa Romeo and the engineering geniuses of Carrozzeria Touring. And now, you may have the chance to own this remarkable automobile. This particular and special model of this car has only had one previous owner and has been driven just 3,530 km. Additionally, it will be sold with a bespoke luggage set, custom car cover, tools and all associated books and documentation.