Milan Designer Plans Anniversary Special for Geneva

The concept will be a “daring open sports car,” and mark the first roadster from Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera since it resumed production in 2007.

Giancarlo Perini, Correspondent

February 19, 2016

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Some suggest concept topless version of 2012 Disco Volante concept above
: Some suggest concept topless version of 2012 Disco Volante concept (above).

TURIN – Established in Milan on March 25, 1926, Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera will celebrate its 90th anniversary with the introduction of a new dream car at the Geneva auto show.

The design house says the concept will be “a daring open sports car – the first with this body style since the company resumed production in 2007.”

Only a teaser photo of the concept has been released, but it somewhat confirms rumors suggesting the car will be a 2-seat roadster built on the running chassis of an Alfa Romeo 8C.

Established as Carrozzeria Touring the company took the additional name of Superleggera in 1936, following its patented body-building technology that led to such famous cars as the 1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B at Mille Miglia and the BMW 328 that won the 1938 Mille Miglia.

More recently, the company teamed with BMW on the hand-built Mini Superleggera Vision Concept unveiled at the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este.

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