There’s a little something for everyone when it comes to the Aero 3. Whether you like rare-bred racecars, whether you want to dominate roads, whether you want to grab eyeballs, or if you’re a fan of Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Aston Martin, or even Porsche, the Aero 3’s phenomenal design has details that will both please you as well as get your blood pumping.
Unveiled at the 15th Annual Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, held at historic Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Winston Churchill), the Aero 3 comes from Touring Superleggera, an Italian coachbuilder with a legacy stretching back decades. The car’s inspiration comes from a variety of places, but it possesses the heart of a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The car’s chassis and drivetrain are repurposed from the Ferrari, while the outer crimson color-job pays homage to its roots. The body itself is highly reminiscent of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (you’ll notice the red paint-job sharing a commonality there too), and comes with a familiar-looking inverted trapezoid grille on the front. A single line running through the middle sort of turns it into a reinterpretation of BMW’s kidney-grille. Move towards the car’s rear and Aston-Martin-inspired backside is a treat to look at. The thin taillights definitely scream Porsche, but by far the most eye-catching detail on the car is its caudal fin that stands out at the back. The fin itself doesn’t serve any aerodynamic detail, says Touring’s head of design Louis de Fabribeckers, but it definitely harks back to the company’s aero legacy which started in the early 1930s.
If you’re a bit of a gearhead, it’s worth noting that the AERO 3 retains the F12 Berlinetta’s V12 engine that pushes out 730 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. A lighter carbon-fiber body and the aerodynamic design allows the car to reach top speed limits of 340 km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. There’s no word on the pricing of the AERO 3, but Touring Superleggera did announce that they’re only making 15 of these beauties (although they’re probably already sold out). Doesn’t hurt to admire the images though, does it?
Designer: Touring Superleggera