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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The ancestors of Italian flying saucers

Maybe you do not know intimately the following car, because this car is made in the 1950s. Yes, the car was known as the Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 'Disco Volante.'
1952 Alfa Romero 1900 C52 Disco Volante. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1h2bRm)
Disco Volante in English means Flying Saucer. This name arose because its shape resembles a flying saucer design imagination. For information, the 1950s was an era when people were dreaming can be walked on the moon and outer space.

The design of Alfa Romero 1900 C52 was very futuristic in that time and like not came from the Earth. This is because when making this car the Alfa Romeo in collaboration with Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera were develop the car's designs in the wind tunnel facility to actually get a very low wind resistance.
Rear side view of 1952 Alfa Romero 1900 C52 Disco Volante. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1h2bRm)
Not only the design, but the car is also made specifically to perform in a number of racing championships in Italy and built with a number of highly advanced technologies at the time.

Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 is built on top of the all-new frame structure tubular space frame and using a 4-cylinder engine with a 2.0 liter engine block is made of aluminum material.
This car had been debuted in 1953 at the New York Motor Show and now one of them can be seen at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile Giovanni Agnelli in Turin. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | +AUTO]
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