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

Top speed

Disco Volante Coupé
139 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Coupé

Number built

Disco Volante Coupé
3 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Disco Volante Coupé
158 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Coupé

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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

general

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

engine

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

design

Chief designer Carrozzeria Touring

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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