Berlinetta Aero – spirit of the past

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Berlinetta Aero – spirit of the past

Italian Touring Supperleggera shared the first image of the new machine – Berlinetta Aero. Judging by the teaser and description, this is a reinterpreted version of the coupe Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione with a design in the style of the 8C 2900 B Speciale Tipo Le Mans of the late 1930-ies.

The new Berlinetta refers directly to the historical models of Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Speciale Tipo Le Mans 1938, stored in the Museo Storica Alfa Romeo. Original car with a body of work Touring Supperleggera built for the “24 hours of Le Mans” in a single instance. In the race he showed the best lap time, and by 19 an hour were leading with a margin of 160 kilometers. However from-for burst tyres and several mechanical issues the team of Raymond Sommeri and Clemente Biondetti still had to go.

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Presumably, Berlinetta Aero as small-scale Disco Volante Touring Superleggera, will be based on the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The movement of the machine will allow the 4.7-liter V8, the output of which is 450 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, combined with six-speed robotized transmission. For comparison, the original 8C 2900 B Speciale Tipo Le Mans was powered by a 2.9 V8 produces 220 horsepower.

Among his latest works Touring Supperleggera – coupe and convertible Sciadipersi on the basis of the discontinued Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio respectively. The inspiration for both cars was the Maserati 5000GT Persian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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