Before you consider the new Touring Superleggera Aero 3, think of Carrozzaria Touring Superleggera itself, the Milanese coachbuilder and design house that thrived in the 1930s-1960s. You’re instantly prone to visions of the gorgeous, streamlined, almost fragile-looking automotive creations that emerged from its doors. Those cars often did so with Touring’s signature Superleggera or “super lightweight” construction methods, which stretch nearly paper-thin alloy panels over featherweight tubular structural frames. The first car to feature this Superleggera styling was a special 1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B earmarked for the famous Mille Miglia 1000-mile open–road race occurring in the same year. It’s fitting, then, that Touring’s new Aero 3 pays a homage of sorts to the classic Alfa that helped elevate the small business into a globally recognized design house.
Touring Superleggera unveiled its Aero 3 this week at the Salon Privé Concours d’ Elegance