The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante was an extremely voluptuous sports
car which was unveiled in 1952.
The name of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante meant 'Flying Saucer'
in Italian. A very appropriate name for such a striking vehicle.
Only four examples were built, and its primary mission was to
win races. Which it did, but not many. You see, the gorgeous,
slippery shape of the vehicle - while it created very little
drag - it also generated lift at speed. This made the handling
more than a little bit precarious!
Three different bodystyles and two different drivetrains were
used for the car, including; one open roadster and two different
coupe styles. Most of the cars features a 1.9 litre inline 4
cylinder which produced 158 horsepower. One car, which was specially
built for Juan Manuel Fangio (a legendary old-school F1 driver),
featured a 260 horsepower, 3.5 litre inline 6 cylinder.