Touring Superleggera To Debut New Sports Car in Geneva
Expect the Italian coach builder to celebrate its 90th anniversary in styleby Kirby Garlitos, on
Over the past few years, Touring Superleggera has been a staple at the Geneva Motor Show. In past years, the Italian coach builder used Geneva to unveil some awesome-looking concepts like the Berlinetta Lusso and the Disco Volante. This year, Touring Superleggera will once again be in attendance at one of the world’s biggest auto shows to unveil a new sports car.
Details are still scarce on what kind of car it’s going to be, but expect it to have some kind of tie-in to the company’s 90th anniversary. There are also reports that the car will be a bespoke, open-top sports car, something it hasn’t built since the 1964 Fiat 124 Cabriolet Concept. That was 52 years ago, so if these reports prove to be true, this new concept sports car should be a doozy.
It’s hard not to expect anything less from Touring Superleggera. The company has exhibited tremendous form with its most recent concepts, and no more was that evident than with the Berlinetta Lusso. That car was based on the Ferrari F12berlinetta and featured a stunning look that was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, arguably the most iconic Ferrari in history. It also came with the F12berlinetta’s monstrous 6.3-liter V-12 engine that produced 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque, which was enough to propel it from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds to go with a top speed of over 211 mph.
Needless to say, Touring Superleggera will have to be on its A-game to successfully follow up the Berlinetta Lusso. Fortunately, none of us have to worry about the Italian coach builder being anything less than committed to once again using the Geneva Motor Show as its own personal showcase. Whatever this sports car is, you can be sure that Touring Superleggera will have something special in store for it.
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Why it matters
This is big news for fans of Touring Superleggera, especially those who have seen the kind of cars the Italian coach builder has produced in the past few years. In addition to the Berlinetta Lusso and the Disco Volante, Touring Superleggera was also responsible for the 2014 Mini Superleggera Vision Concept, the 2011 Gumpert Tornante prototype, the 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Star, and the 2009 Maserati A8GCS Berlinetta. All these cars differed in every shape and form, but they also had one thing in common: they were all awesome.
So yeah, Touring Superleggera has spoiled us with all these concepts and limited-production cars. Knowing that, it’s easy to understand why the standards are high for this upcoming sports car, especially when you consider that it’s going to be an anniversary piece that’s tied into the firm’s 90th year of existence.
I personally have no clue what it’s going to be other than the whispers that I’ve heard. But, I do know that it’s going to be classy, well-built, and downright spectacular. Touring Superleggera has given us no reason to think otherwise, so there’s no way we’re going to think that this new sports car will be anything less than incredible.
You raised your own standards, Touring Superleggera. Now let’s see how you deal with the expectations we all have for this new sports car.
Read our full review on the 2014 Mini Superleggera Vision here.