Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera is back with another automotive masterpiece, unveiling their brand new Aero 3 supercar.
The design inspiration for the Aero 3 is the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Speciale tipo race car that competed at the 1938 24 Hours of Le Mans – which Touring Superleggera also designed.
According to Superlegga, the Aero 3 “hails back to their historic role in developing the science of automotive aerodynamics, the AERO 3 perfectly reflects the prime directive of Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni, son of the co-founder and company saviour for decades: weight is the enemy, air resistance the obstacle.”
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According to the Italian firm, the Aero 3 is a tribute to the company’s own role in the developing the “science of automotive aerodynamics,” when it first started to use wind tunnel to begin shaping design. That gigantic fin that stretches from the top of the cabin to the tail of the car “has no aerodynamic function in itself, but evokes Touring’s aerodynamics legacy, from the Thirties onward,” according to Louis de Fabribeckers, the company’s head of design. The front end is dominated by an Alfa-Romeo-like trapezoidal grille, joined by thin, teardrop-shaped headlights and daytime running light strips on either side.
Touring Superleggera says the Aero 3 uses the chassis and drivetrain from a “premier Italian supercar,” though doesn’t actually specify what that supercar is. Judging by the specs and the Aero 3’s general shape, we’d guess it’s the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Power comes from a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine making 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque, sending power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Unveiled at the Annual Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, held at historic Blenheim Palace, only 15 Aero 3 cars (originally codenamed Touring Berlinetta Aero) will be produced.
We want one. You probably will too.