One of the most exquisite and desirable cars of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is without a doubt this Alfa Romeo 8-based Disco Volante by the Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera. Hammered out of aluminum by craftsmen in a 4,000-hour job, is built to order at an undisclosed price.
Needless to say it is hugely expensive, but it really is worth it. You can either spend a million Euros on the new Ferrari or McLaren hyper cars and enjoy the speed, or you can spend it on this and enjoy every single minute, even when you are not in it! This thing is a joy just to look at.
See how the Disco Volnate is made:
Almost all of the technical bits come directly from the Alfa 8C, which means you get a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 450HP and 480Nm peak torque. It is coupled with a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with electronic control and paddle-shift gear selection.
You also get a limited-slip differential and braking system with large diameter, ventilated discs, but there is no getting away from the fact that the 8C is not the best supercar there is. The Disco Volante can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4,2 seconds and has a top speed of about 290 km/h (181 mph).