In the eyes of the Daily Auto Fix, messing with the gorgeous Alfa Romeo 8C coupe is almost sacrilegious.
That hasnt stopped venerable Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera from coming up with its own take on the car.
The Disco Volante concept made its debut at this years Geneva motor show and pays homage to classic Alfas of the past, particularly the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante (however, the DAF cant help noticing a few clues to the Alfa Spyder if we look long and hard enough).
Its creators have plans to put the car into production is strictly limited numbers…..provided you provide them with the donor 8C and wait while the 6-month conversion takes place. For any well heeled Aussies wanting to snap one up, the 8C, of which only 500 were made, is a left hand drive only proposition and though one has been imported privately and is currently on sale for around $600k, its a Spyder variant.
Perhaps accounting for this lengthy process is the fact the car has lashings of carbon fibre and each aluminium panel is hand-beaten by Carrozzeria craftsman.
The engine for this car is the much respected 331KW, 4.7-litre V8 from the 8C Spyder. The DAF staffers can confirm from experience that this is one of the best sounding engines on the planet!
We have no idea how much the conversion costs (and that’s before you think about the already pricey donor car) but we get the impression that its a case of “if you have to ask, you cant afford it”……..