“Spirit of Motoring Award” by the Royal Automobile Club
2016 Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance
Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes by Public Referendum at Villa Erba
2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

A dramatic open-topped sports car

The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder is a dramatic two-seater open top car, coach built to order, in a limited run restricted to a maximum of seven units.

Inspired by a design icon

At the dawn of the space race, with increased reported sightings of flying saucers, as long ago as 1952 Touring stunned the world with its Alfa Romeo C52, whose incredible aerodynamic profiles immediately gained it the Disco Volante moniker (flying saucer in Italian). This revolutionary design was so advanced that it influenced many celebrated sports and racing cars for decades to come. It is the clear inspiration for, and direct ancestor of today’s Disco Volante.

Power and elegance

Endorsed by Alfa Romeo, whose badge it proudly wears, it is based on the rolling chassis and drivetrain of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spyder.

Twin personality

Superleggera means super lightweight in English, so removing weight was a major objective in the roof design. An innovative twin panel carbon fibre roof gives the car all the protection of a true coupé. When fitted, it converts the Disco Volante Spyder into a comfortable, fully insulated fixed-head sports car.

Pure and timeless emotion

From the top of the frameless windscreen, through the side glasses to the double rear fairings, the whole car is encircled with a taut, dynamic line.

Comfort and ride quality

As mind-blowing in design as its ancestor, the Disco Volante Spyder pushes the envelope of roofless motoring, whilst delivering an unexpected degree of comfort and ride quality. It is a bold interpretation of the open top car, fully devoted to the pleasure of riding with wind tousling one’s hair.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions

Length:4620 mm

Width:2032 mm

Height:1309 mm

Wheelbase:2640 mm

Boot volume:400 litres (roof up), 180 litres (roof down)

Fuel tank capacity:88 litres

Engine

Cylinders / Type:V8, 90°

Cubic capacity:4691 cc

Nominal output:450 hp (331 kW) @ 7000 rpm

Maximum torque:480 Nm @ 4750 rpm

Emission level:Euro 5

Fuel consumption, EU drive cycle

Urban:24,40 l/100 km

Extra-urban:11,60 l/100 km

Combined:16,30 l/100 km

CO2 emissions (combined):379 g/km

Driveline

Rear wheel drive - 6-speed, electroactuated sequential gearbox with paddle-shift control and automatic mode. Limited slip differential.

Wheels

Front tyres:Pirelli PZero Rosso 245/35 ZR20

Rear tyres:Pirelli PZero Rosso 285/35 ZR20

Wheel type:Aluminium forged wheels

Performance

Top speed (est.):292 km/h

Acceleration (est.) 0-100km/h:4,5 sec

A truly unique car

Unique though the design is, we encourage the customer to add his or her own personal touches to endow it with even greater individuality. Sit down with our designers in our studio and create your special car together.

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Design Team Choice

Exterior paint

«Cerulean Blue» Touring

Exterior features

Third brake light with Spitfire wing’s profile


Main hide

Tan bespoke Connolly leather

Secondary hide

Black bespoke Connolly leather

Interior features

Bespoke set of luggage

Design Team Choice

Exterior paint

«Eperney» Touring, Orange & Black brake caliper

Exterior features

Brushed Aluminum brightwork


Main hide

Chocolat bespoke Foglizzo leather, orange stitching

Secondary hide

Black bespoke Foglizzo leather

Interior features

Brushed Aluminum brightwork & Matte Black features

Design Team Choice

Exterior paint

«Rosso Volcano» Touring

Exterior features

Brushed Aluminum brightwork


Main hide

Black leather

Secondary hide

Black leather & Red stitching

Interior features

Blacksteering wheel, Red mark

The search for perfect execution

Touring Superleggera is synonymous with the manufacture of lightweight bodywork. Nowadays, the art of hand-beaten aluminium panels is extensively combined with the use of carbon fibre, as this technology achieves the high level of quality Touring requires, while providing significant weight advantages.

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New techniques

The single-piece windscreen frame and the cross roll-bar member are made from structural carbon fibre giving crucial torsional stiffness advantages and saving weight in the upper section of the car, where it is most beneficial for performance.

Testing the masterpiece

Functional tests are conducted in a climatic chamber. Dynamic tests for air and water tightness, road noise, wet and dry handling, driveability, braking, NVH and all performance aspects are carried out on track. Tests are also carried out for maximum speed and rough surface behaviour.

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