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The history of Touring Superleggera, one of the prominent Italian automobile design houses and coachbuilder, stretches back to 1926. Ever since, the Touring and Superleggera trademarks were synonymous with understated elegance, quality and technical innovation. In 1936, Touring introduced an advanced construction system: a sub-frame made of thin steel tubes underpinning the body’s hand-hammered alloy panels. It was so innovative, bringing weight reduction and stiffness at the same time, that it was patented.
Together with Touring's ground-breaking design language and the advanced aerodynamic studies, the patent created an irresistible mix that helped Touring Superleggera setting milestones in automobile design. One-off masterpieces and limited series models lined up with series-produced cars such as the Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint, Lancia Flaminia Coupé and Cabriolet, Lamborghini 350 and 400 GT, and the Maserati 3500 and 5000 GT, all manufactured with the same exquisite craftsmanship.
A significant part of Touring Superleggera’s history is the design and coachwork of most of the early series-produced Ferraris such as the 166MM and 212 in Coupé, Spider and Barchetta body type. Not to mention the two-seater BMW 328 Touring Superleggera coupé specially designed to triumph in the 1940 Mille Miglia, making history as one of the 25 most important cars ever.
A special relationship links Touring Superleggera with Aston Martin. The DB4, DB5 and DB6 were designed by Touring in Milan and the coachwork was built by Aston Martin in the Newport Pagnell plant under licence agreement. The name of the newest DBS Superleggera flagship grand tourer, and the Superleggera trademark badges proudly affixed on both sides of the DBS' bonnet, renew this iconic collaboration.

Today Touring Superleggera offers the same traditional values and know-how, together with top-level expertise and state-of-the-art technology.
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