Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Coupé 

  • 1952
  • 158 HP 2.0L
  • 139 mph
One of the most original stylistic offerings from Alfa Romeo is the ‘Disco Volante’ which literally translates to ‘Flying Saucer.
Fortunately, the Alfa Romeo History Museum in Arese, Milan, Italy has retained both a coupé and spider version of the Disco Volante for their permanent collection.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Coupé

Top speed

Disco Volante Coupé
139 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Coupé

Number built

Disco Volante Coupé
3 cars
300 cars


Disco Volante Coupé
158 HP
987 HP

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Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Coupé
In many ways this aerodynamic shape predated the Jaguar D-Type which would shared many of the Disco Volante's lines.1 Back in 1952, Alfa Romeo was very keen to experiment with this shape.
The design was very uncommon for the era, with its rounded fenders, low slung profile and convex tail.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Alfa Romeo
Type of car Concept car
Year 1952
Number built 3 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.47 lb/hp
Maximum hp 158 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,997 cc
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.5 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,654 lb
Width 70.1 in
Length 154.3 in
Front track width 48.6 in
Wheelbase 87.4 in

road tests

Top speed 139 mph


Chief designer Carrozzeria Touring


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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