The famous Italian coachbuilder has revealed its latest project. The Aero 3, a stunning retro-inspired reimagining of the Ferrari F12 berlinetta that pays homage to 1930s race cars and the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Speciale tipo race car that ran at the 1938 24 Hours of Le Man’s.
Touring Superleggera says the Aero 3 is based on “a premier Italian supercar” and a look at the engine specs makes it clear the coachbuilder is talking about the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine delivers 720 HP (730 PS) at 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft (689 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Hooked to a 7-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters and automatic mode, the V12 power plant enables a zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 3.1 seconds and a 211 mph (339 km/h) top speed.
The driving experience should be even more exciting than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s given that the Aero 3 tips the scales at 3,619 lbs (1,641 kg), making it 330 lbs (150 kg) lighter. That’s because the entire bodywork is crafted from carbon fiber while the donor car’s space frame chassis and running gear are retained in stock guise. Touring Superleggera says that pricing is provided on request and may vary depending on the buyer’s individual configuration.
The Stratosphere Red color is repeated inside the cockpit as highlights against the black soft-furnishings, along with flashes of polished aluminum, black matte aluminum and matte carbon fiber detail fittings. The cabin is decked out in Foglizzo leather and Alcantara.
Touring will formally present the Aero 3 at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance running September 22-26 in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Only 15 will be made of which three have already been sold and build slots are still available. Touring said the delivery time is about six months after receipt of the donor F12.
Pricing is only available on request but will vary since every car is trimmed to every buyer’s unique specification. After receiving the F12 donor car, Touring Superleggera aims to deliver each Aero 3 within six months.