The Disco Volante Spyder is so beautiful that we'd spend an entire day looking at it, which we might actually do when it's revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week. The Milanese coachbuilder is celebrating its 90th birthday, and this is one hell of a party trick.
Design-wise, it looks similar to the coupe version we saw in 2013. The inspiration comes from the legendary 1952 Alfa Romeo C52, and it keeps the "flying saucer" look alive. The two-piece removable hardtop was made with the help of Alfa Romeo, who learned a lot about making such a feature thanks to the new 4C. We'll remind you that the original 8C Spyder had a fabric roof, not the carbon fiber piece you see here.
Each roof piece weighs just 3.5 kilograms (8 lbs) and can be stored in the compartment under the rear deck. By the way, the cargo is symbolic at best, but the Disco Volante will never be used as a daily driver.
Despite using carbon fiber for the windshield pillars and aluminum throughout its construction, the new Italian sports car looks like a 60-year-old vehicle that just emerged from its restoration. Each car made by Touring usually comes with a different color, and this one is called Blue Ceruleo, which is Italian for Sky Blue. Together with the Connolly Leather interior with black accents, it makes you bite the back of your hand, wishing there were half a million euros that you forgot somewhere around the house.
Unfortunately, we don't have any powertrain details, but the roofless flying saucer likely still has a Maserati GranTurismo 4.7-liter V8 with 450 horsepower and a 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox.