Coachbuilt by Carrozzeria Touring, the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider has a sexy, curvaceous body that has a super-low drag coefficient of 0.25 Cd. Disco Volante means ‘Flying Saucer’ in Italian so you can see why this car got that name. It looks alien and sleek.
Undeniably, one needs look no further than the side profile of the Disco Volante coupé to notice some striking resemblances to the E-type. Many believe it was part of the inspiration for the E-type’s design. The Disco Volante Spider is one of the true Alfa Romeo greats in terms design. It didn’t have racing heritage and it was built on a small budget and there wasn’t anything too special under the hood. Imaging what would have happened if Alfa had the money to really develop this car. E-Type success anybody? We’ll never know.
Read more about the 1952 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider.