Touring Superleggera

Touring Turns 8C into Disco Volante

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera returns to Geneva with the finished tribute to the classic Disco Volante. And you can buy one.

There are few cars quite as exquisitely beautiful as the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. But for some people, even that will never be enough. Fortunately Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera has the answer. Send your 8C to their workshops in Milan, along with a suitcase full of money, and after 4,000 hours of work, it’ll be transformed into the Disco Volante you see here. Unveiled in Geneva last year as a prototype, Touring has returned this year with the finished product.

The mechanical bits (including the 443hp 4.7-liter V8) are retained, but the bodywork and cabin (arguably the best parts of the 8C) are completely transformed into a modern version of the racing car the same company built in the early Fifties and which endures as a legend to this day.

Touring says it will only make 500 of them, each individually numbered, but then there were only 500 examples of the 8C (with another 500 8C Spiders) made in the first place. Check out the finished product and the process of building it in these videos. (Just don't adjust your volume - there's no audio.)

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