Award: Hottest Car at Geneva 2012
Thus, may designers turn to the past in order to create vehicles that stand out and we’re here to show you what we think is the best recent example of this. We didn’t mention Switzerland by accident - it popped in our heads as we were recently there to cover the 2012 edition of the Geneva Motor Show and such a large gathering of fresh metal can’t be visited without falling in love. When you’re heading out to an auto show like Geneva, you just know that some automotive temptress will steal your heart.
Geneva Girls jokes aside, the Geneva car that really made our knees weak is the Touring Supperleggera Disco Volante Concept. This is not just a one-off fantasy, it’s a vehicle that will actually enter production, albeit limited.
And where does the inspiration for it come from? The 50s - this is a tribute to the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante. Curious about the name? Disco Volante is Italian for flying saucer - there you have it - some dreams of the 50s really did come true nowadays!
To get an idea of what the original car meant, we’ll tell you that despite the fact that it didn’t achieve racing success as it should’ve done, its design was so impressive that many believe that those who penned the iconic Jaguar E-Type used it as a source of inspiration.
Back then Alfa also built a convertible version and we’d love to also see that get a modern interpretation. Since we’re sharing our wishes with you, we’ll throw in another one - If only Alfa Romeo would bring this into large-scale production instead of leaving Touring Superleggera coachbuild it on request...
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