If there’s one thing Italian carmakers are good for, it’s for producing sexy-looking pieces of machinery. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, which opens today, Touring Superleggera pulled the wraps off the production version of the Disco Volante.
The Disco Volante is inspired by the Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante and was first unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. One year later it went into a limited-production run with the manufacturing process taking about six-months for each car and requires some 4,000 hours of manual work.
The Disco Volante is powered by a lightweight and compact 4.7-litre V8 engine that delivers 450hp and 480Nm peak torque. It is coupled with a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with electronic control and paddle-shift gear selection. This enables the Disco Volante to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and on to a top-speed of 290 km/h.
Pictured here is the Disco Volante that has been finished in dark green with gold accents. This example was likely produced for a specific customer and you can bet for a very substantial price.