Now what about this beauty? I’m staring at this blue painted Alfa Romeo Disco Volante and I can’t believe how atypical and impressive it looks! Oh, and yes, this is a spoiler for Superleggera stand at Geneva Motor Show.
The Disco Volante looked amazing in any color, but this Blue Ceruleo makes my heart pump harder! It is a very limited series (it seems that seven units will be built in Milan Touring’s atelier) and each model will be individualized at the customer’s wish. In fact, its main target is the collectors who appreciate the individual design. It is based on the the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione’s technical package, including the engine and chassis. That means it comes with a muscular V8 4.7 liter naturally-aspirated engine, developing 444 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The 4C accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and its top speed is 292 km/h. It has been sold in 500 units all over the world, most of them in the US market.
The Disco Volante’s design was inspired by the 1952 model Alfa Romeo C52. They share not only the same rounded and “insensitive to wind” shape, but also the extensive use of aluminum at the chassis and the body panels. The importance of the 1952 model was perfectly illustrated by the fact that Alfa Romeo decided to celebrate the brand’s 100 anniversary with a sculpture representing the Disco Volante’s body shape. Now, we know we can admire both models at this year’s Geneva Motor Show edition.