When did the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante come out?

When did the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante come out?

Introduced as a concept in 2012 before being put into production a year later, it’s an ultra-rare, ultra-exclusive coachbuilt sports car based on the already special Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, with inspiration from the original C52 Disco Volante of the Fifties. Touring built just seven convertible models, and one of them is for sale.

What kind of engine does a Disco Volante have?

Built around an all-new tubular space frame, the Disco Volante used lightened components from the Alfa Romeo 1900. As on the 1900, the engine was an inline-four with double chain-driven overhead camshafts, but used an aluminium block and inserted sleeves instead of the 1900s cast iron one.

What’s the difference between Alfa Romeo disco Spyder and Spider?

Unlike the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, which uses a power-folding soft top, the Disco Volante has two manually removable carbon fiber panels that store in the trunk. Mechanically, the Spyder is identical to the 8C, packing a Ferrari-derived 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8 sending 450 horsepower to the rear wheels.

When did the Alfa Romeo 8C come out?

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione supplied the rolling chassis along with the drivetrain and electronic systems. The car was showcased at 2012 Geneva Motor Show as a full scale style model. Touring offers this as a very limited series for discerning customers: collectors, sporting drivers and design aficionados.

And the Disco Volante’s impact wasn’t limited to the 1950s: the 2010 Fiera Milano saw the inauguration of a bronze sculpture of the car to mark Alfa Romeo’s centenary, while the Pininfarina 2uettottanta concept of the same year made use of some subtle Disco Volante flourishes.

What was the drag coefficient of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante?

The first version of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante had an open roadster body. You can see how uncompromisingly the design was based on aerodynamic aspects. The drag coefficient of 0.30 is just a number, but the flat body that sits practically on top of the car and partially covers the wheels and tyres speaks for itself.

What kind of engine does Alfa Romeo disco Spyder have?

Like the 8C, the Disco Volante Spyder is powered by a Ferrari-derived 4.7-litre V8 engine. While the modern incarnation is capable of a healthy amount of horsepower, it was not built for all-out speed like its ancestor.