Starting its debut as concept car at 2012 Geneva Motor Show, in this year’s event, 2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring comes with a surprising news as a limited produced sport car. Italian automaker, Carrozzeira Touring which is now has changed their name to Touring Superleggera, proudly announce that the concept car of 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante which has been revealed at last show, will be prepared for the production version. Based on 8C Competizione, with few changes in design, this sport car will be built based on buyer’s request and limited for only 500 units world wide.
The car’s design will not be far from its first concept. Still adopt most of its design from 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante, the difference will be found on its carbon-fiber components and aluminum panels. 2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volente Touring will also receive higher bonnet to support its engine ventilation function. Over all, this new supercar will be wrapped in combination of innovation, image, with a timeless design and fascinating body shape. All buyers must not be afraid of finding the exactly same car when they’re hitting the road, because the company has made sure that 2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring will be built as the one and only for each costumer based on their preference and request. This case makes its six-month-of-waiting-producing sounds reasonable.
If 2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring tries to keep its originality by maintaining some elements from the old 1952 Disco Volante Model. Inside, it delivers the atmosphere of science fiction or spaceship which is clearly found its red theme and some elements on its dashboard, chair realignment lever, and instrument panel. In result, this car’s interior successfully brings a contemporary feeling in to the cabin. The upholstery is offered in high grade material, which has the same theme with its exterior color, while premium black Alcantara leather is also available for costumer’s option. Just like the exterior parts of 2013 Alfa Romeo Gloria, all parts of its interior are available for costumer’s own personalization.
For the engine line up, 2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring will gets 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 450 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. This engine system will be matched with six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with electronic control and paddle-shift gear selection. Running from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, it could reach top speed of 181 mph. This car is absolutely faster than 2014 Honda M Concept.
As a full customization car, 2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring’s price tag also may vary among buyers.
2013 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring Gallery[gallery]