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Alfa Romeo Disco Volante is an 8C gone crazy

Well here’s something a bit special. Say hello to the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante – an Alfa that isn’t actually an Alfa. This bonkers creation, inspired by the Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 ‘Disco Volante’, was put together by Milanese coach-building firm Touring Superleggera with Alfa’s official endorsement.

The Disco Volante is based on Alfa’s near-mythical 8C Competizione coupe, but uses a completely bespoke, hand-made carbon fibre and aluminium body. Naturally, it has plenty in common with the 1900 C52 Disco Volante. The general shape of the grille, the silhouette of the roof, and the flat, wide wheel arches are all in place.

Inside, the car is said to have a ‘science fiction’ feel, with red LED interior lights and aeronautical-inspired touches on the dashboard, instruments and controls.

Power comes from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competition coupe’s front-central mounted 4.7-litre V8 engine, which sends enough horsepower (450 of them plus 480Nm of torque) to the rear wheels, facilitating a 180mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds.

Unfortunately you’ll never be able to buy the new Disco Volante. Just kidding – in a stroke of good fortune for car lovers everywhere, Touring Superleggera will build the Disco Volante at their factory in Milan, delivering the complete car six months after the Alfa Romeo 8C donor car is made.

It even has a two-year unlimited mile warranty. Huzzah!

As for pricing, well… if sir has to ask.

 

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