disco volante 2012 by alfa romeo at geneva motor show disco volante 2012 by alfa romeo at geneva motor show
mar 05, 2012

disco volante 2012 by alfa romeo at geneva motor show

the ‘disco volante’ 2012 by touring superleggera and alfa romeo

for geneva motor show 2012, milan-based race and speciality car producers carrozzeria touring superleggera in collaboration with alfa romeo present the ‘disco volante 2012’ concept vehicle, celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the release of the original ‘disco volante’ (‘flying saucer’) in 1952, recognized for its aerodynamic, low-riding design.

although its chassis is based on the alfa 8C competizione, the 2012 two-seater is much more lightweight, with a a body composed of aluminum and carbon fiber. like the competizione, the car features a 4.7L V8 engine with six-speed automatic gearbox and paddle-shift control, maxing out at 300km/hr (186mph). the interior remains similar to that of the original ‘disco volante’.

the car is planned for release by superleggera and alfa romeo as a ‘very limited edition series’.

3/4 side view

3/4 top view from front (left) and rear (right)

concept image for the ‘disco volante 2012’

the original 1952 ‘disco volante’ – coupé

  • Wow!

    Susan Y England says:
  • amazing!

    Fran says:
  • WOW is right. Exquisite!

    charles says:
  • beatiful!!!

    ebn zaiat says:
  • A little Jaguar E-type? Who was first in the fifties?

    Yinkana says:
  • Wow… I just got excited! Now forget the “limited edition series” and let the other 99% have a shot at buying one PLEASE.
    And yes Yinkana, the original Alfa Disco pre dates the Jag E type by several years.

    Marc D. says:
  • Have no words for this piece of art

    Marc O says:
  • Fab design! Hope reliability can catch up.

    GABA says:
  • does it fly?

    buzzoff says:
  • disco?–wtf disco?
    I love that old one ..new is intresting. .. name destroy my mind

    mambo says:
  • Disco Volante = Flying Saucer in Italian

    Nick says:
  • Lovely, BTW

    Nick says:
  • Troppo bella ! Incredibbile design, farà dell ombra a tutte le altre
    Alfista convinto…

    diego says:
  • LOVE IT — FAR OUT!!!

    babyS says:
  • it look like E type the same proportion

    efnloWILSW says:
  • Prrrrrrretttttttty car

    SB says:
  • im not in love..is it just a phase that im going through?
    i dont think so!

    Nikol Constantinou says:
  • That’s one of the prettiest bottoms I’ve seen in a while

    Perio says:
  • Alfa Romeo should be calling the guy at Vox who did the p1800 Volvo concept, cos the lines on this are the same as many other car makers, i bet they’ve all seen the transformer movies way too many times, although the back’s vaguely interesting but the rest forget it.!

    peter bainbridge says:
  • If this is on the disappointingly overlarge and obese 8C of a few years back, too bad. If the 8C Competizione is on the chassis of that other weird Belgian racer (using the same all-purpose Alferrarirati V8) then there is indeed hope it is an actual sports car we are looking at.

    areopagitica says:

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