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Carrozzeria Touring Teases New Concept
It looks like the Geneva Motor Show will be stocked to the rafters with new concepts from the big Italian firms. We've already heard about the Cambiano from Pininfarina and the Nuccio from Bertone. Now we have a teaser for the Disco Volante 2012 from Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
That isn't a boat you're looking out. Just underneath that foggy blur is a set of four wheels (at least we assume so). The curvy concept is designed to offer a futuristic and aerodynamic styling. Word is, its drag coefficient has been kept down to .25 thanks to its rounded edges. It also features aluminum and carbon fiber body work.
If you're familiar with either Alfa Romeo's history or grill, you probably already know that this one was inspired by a past Alfa. Specifically, it's a bit of an homage to the C52 Disco Volante, a racing car concept introduced in 1952. Like Carrozzeria's concept, the Alfa Romeo C52 was defined by large, curvaceous elements. Touring worked with Alfa on the design of the original C52.
The new Disco Volante gets an upgrade in terms of powertrain. While the original C52 Disco Volante was powered by a 2.0-liter engine just south of 200-hp, the new concept shares the 444-hp 4.7-liter V-8 engine with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
Last year, Touring made a strong statement at the show with the Gumpert Tornante and it doesn't look like it plans to drop off this year.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Concept Cars
Tags: Carrozzeria Touring, concepts, design, teasers, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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