ALFA ROMEO DISCO VOLANTE
Preented by Alfa Romeo s.p.a., Milano
(Italy 1952)
Engine: 6 cylinders
Capacity: 3495 cc
Max. Power output: 246 bhp at 6500 rpm
Max. speed: 225 km/h.
Weight: 760 kg
The maker’s only sports car of this kind with a one-off  bodywork by Touring of Milan. The car’s biconvex profile and flattened shape resemble the wing of an aeroplane.

Later on Alfa Romeo built 10 or so racing-cars mounting 2-, 3- and 3.5-litre engines derived from this experimental prototype, one of which, the 6C 3000 CM, took Manuel Juan Fangio to second place in the 1953 Mille Miglia.

Fangio was also at the wheel of a similar model when he won the 1st Supercortemaggiore Grand Prix held at Merano the same year.