Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concourse are quite possibly the world’s most prestigious motoring events. It takes a lot to stand out in that crowd, and nigh on impossible to become a showstopper. But it appears this year’s the show has already been stopped by this, the stunning Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder.
As the name suggests, Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder is an open-top version of the Alfa 8C-based Disco Volante which created quite a buzz when it was first introduced some years ago and even made Jeremy Clarkson go all soft and gooey when he drove it. The Spyder at Quail has a lovely baby blue finish with black carbon accents which accentuate the car’s exquisite line very nicely.
In terms of technical specs Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder packs a lightweight and compact 4.7 litre V8 engine that delivers 450HP and 480Nm peak torque, mated to a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with electronic control and paddle-shift gear selection. Combined with a limited-slip differential and a state-of-the-art carbon-ceramic braking system including large diameter, ventilated discs, the Disco is okay to drive but nothing special. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4,5 seconds and has a top speed of approximately 292 Km/h (181 mph).
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