There is “collector’s car” and COLLECTION CAR. Without a doubt, the addition of a Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder in his garage will turn heads, because few cars can overshadow him.
In 2012, the famous Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera from the Milan region decided to recreate one of his most emblematic creations, the Disco Volante. Almost 60 years later, we took inspiration from the 1952 C52 for the design of the racing car nicknamed the “flying saucier”. We start with the presentation of a spectacular concept before unveiling the production Coupé version in 2013. It will not be until 2016 before Touring pays the ultimate tribute to the Spyder with the introduction of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder. This is the celebration car that marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of Touring Superleggera; the bodybuilder also takes advantage of the Geneva Motor Show to make the presentation.
Much like the Disco Volante coupe, the Spyder’s roots come straight from another reincarnation at Alfa Romeo, the 8C. Symbolic for its generation, the 8C is not only the racing car that marks Alfa’s return to North America, but it is also the Italian manufacturer’s first real sports car for decades. For the Spyder, we naturally turn to the roofless version of the 8C. However, the transformation brings its share of improvements and, above all, complexity with the roof cover.
The basis is the same; we rely on Ferrari for the engine, and, as always, it’s not disappointing. In this case, we adopt a 4.7-liter V8 developing an output of 444 horsepower and producing a torque of 354 pound-feet. Everything goes directly to the rear wheels, but the power goes first through a 6-speed robotic automatic gearbox.
The car is currently on sale by Auxie Treschmidt, at either of its dealerships located in Versailles, France, or Munich, Germany. The car has a special character as it is the last Disco Volante manufactured by Touring. There were previously 8 coupes and then only 7 Spyder. The one on sale is the seventh, which adds even more value to the vehicle. Another feature, the roadster has only 3,530 kilometers on the clock.
The sales article emphasizes that the seller includes with the car all documentation related to its conception and design, tools, books as well as a set of luggage made to measure by Touring as an accompaniment to the car. Strange fact, since the beginning of 2021, this is the second Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder looking for a new owner!
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