The Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 is now making its full debut to mark the 95th anniversary of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The company says the design of its new creation can be best described as an evolution of the “Streamline” styling philosophy introduced with the Disco Volante Coupe. The Arese RH95 is also the studio’s first mid-engine car.
Although Touring has not yet revealed what car the Arese RH95 is based on, its V8 engine makes the same amount of power as the twin-turbocharged Ferrari F8 Tributo: 710 hp (720 PS) at 8,000 rpm and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque from 3,250 rpm, which are channeled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sprint from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is handled in 3.0 seconds flat and it can run all the way up 205 mph (330 km/h).
Despite being the first mid-engined car Touring has ever produced, the design does incorporate classic elements from the coachbuilder’s past. The beltline, for instance, was inspired by the Disco Coupe while the nose incorporates elements first seen on the AERO 3.
To ensure the lowest possible weight, thus the best possible performance on the road, the body of the car is made of carbon fiber. For maximum precision and quality, each CFRP element is produced by vacuum infusion at 120 degrees Celsius, and Touring Superleggera promises the best weight-stiffness ratio. Each of the 18 examples planned for production will be thoroughly tested and quality assured before final delivery to the new owner.
Inside, Touring has used a double-cockpit concept to give the driver and the passenger their own spaces. Each occupant is cocooned by the interior, which is filled with fine materials and many personalization options.
Car number 1 is finished in Verde Pino with a caramel and cocoa interior, and seat facings “accented in shades of saffron.” Touring says that the second car will be painted red with white accents, a nod to the Alfa GTA racers from the ’60s, while the third will feature Gulf Oil’s historic blue and orange.
The Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 will make its UK debut at the 2021 Salon Prive starting on September 1.