This is the coachbuilt Alfa Disco Volante

Coachbuilding can be a hit or miss thing: take a production car like the BMW 6, put it in the hands of Henrik Fisker and you get the interesting looking Fisker Latigo. But take a Corvette, put it in the hands of others and you get the Enodra SC-1.

Carrozzeria Touring has been in the business for quite some time, coachbuilding some fantastic designs off of BMWs, Bentleys, and most importantly, Alfas:

Instead of the track-focused hellion of yore, the Milan-based coachbuilder (which also invented Superleggera lightweight construction, as it goes) has created this rather pretty chap’s grand tourer. It doffs its hat to the ‘52 original with a boattail rump, tiny rear lamps, shrouded front wheel and a chrome pinstripe.

All of the oily bits are lifted from a “normal” 8C. That means there’s a 450bhp 4.7-litre V8 - built at the Ferrari factory, no less - automated manual ‘box, top speed of 181mph and 4.2sec 0-62mph time hiding under the skin.

Rumors suggest that a very limited number will be sold and that the Disco Volante will be pretty pricey.

But at least it’s pretty, right?

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