This 2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder for sale
One of only 7, the final Disco Volante Spyder built
The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder by Touring Superleggera
Following its coupe predecessor of 2013, which took inspiration from the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 later known as the Disco Volante, while celebrating their 90th anniversary The Milan-coachbuilder Touring launched Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the Disco Volante Spyder has limited run of seven units, two more than the Disco Volante. The rolling chassis of Alfa Romeo’s limited-edition 8C Competizione was used, powered a 4.7 litre 450bhp Ferrari designed V8, the 8C was already was superb designed and powered supercar with a top speed of 190mph, fixed with a six-speed gearbox. The 8C Competizione Spider chassis was chosen for its outstanding dynamic properties which was the perfect platform to carry the new coach-built bodywork. Only 500 were built of each the Coupe and Spider.
When brought to the hands of the craftsmen at Touring Superleggera’s in Milan, the standard 8C was completely stripped with the craftsmen building it up with mostly aluminium panels, which are formed by hand in the traditional way of Touring Superleggera with the help of high-tech carbonfirbe, the interior received the same handmade finishes. Some of the key features of the Spyder included the roof, as quoted by Touring’s head of design, Louis de Fabribeckers “We did not want to compromise the pleasure of driving open top, this car is designed as if there was no roof at all.” Rather than using the fabric roof of the donor car the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, Touring used two carbonfirbe roof panels which weighted just 3.6kg each, it bridges the section between the windscreen frame and the rear nacelles, giving the driver and passenger an enjoyable experience both with the roof attached and with-out with the high speeds of the 8C. The single-piece windscreen frames are made from structural carbon fibre, which is also used with the front bumper and grille, bonnet, skirts and boot lid. Top class suspension was re-engineered for a more comfortable but still sport car ride.
Touring spent 18 months designing and developing the Disco Volante, with the dramatic volume of elegant lines and the sharp-cut frameless windscreen which continues through the side glasses, encircling the whole car with a seamless look. It took around six months for the transformation to be completed, the sheer design and passion these craftsmen have makes the wait pleasurable said one owner.
This Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder
Ordered by our client to be painted in his one-off colour Rosso Seducente, which consists of five layers, the paint is completed by the black leather with white, red and green stitching for the Italian flag, in the cabin with large interior components painted in Rosso Seducente, middle door trim and the back of the sporting seats.
An alpine stereo and screen were fitted at the cost of over 20,000 euros; a rear view camera is also fitted for ease of use. The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante is comes with its bespoke luggage set, model and book which display’s a detailed photographic history of the car and how it was created.
- Offered from a private connoisseur’s collection
- From single ownership and just 3,390 km
- The final Disco Volante Spyder built
- Number 7 of 7 created