The Disco Volante, was also known as the 1900 C52 and was launched as a concept car as a part of a concept car production line between 1952 and 1953. The design and mechanics of the car were largely based on the Alfa Romeo 1900 which was produced between 1950 and 1959.
The car was developed by Alfa Romeo in collaboration of the coach building company, Touring. The 1900’s 1.9 L Tipo 1306 DOHC I4 engine was tuned slightly to produce 158 BHP and due to the car’s streamlined and wind tunnel tested design, reached a top speed of 220 Kilometers/hour. The Disco Volante spawned 3 different variants, an open top roadster and 2 coupes and a 3.5 liter engine variant was intended for the car’s use in motorsports, but none of the cars achieved any major win at the races. The different variants of the car have been preserved at various automobile museums across Italy. Image Credits @ Auto Clasico