Alfa Romeo Disco Volante | Top Gear | Series 21 | BBC

  • Published on Nov 10, 2014
  • Jeremy is in Italy to celebrate the return of the bespoke car building company Touring, with their latest product a modified Alfa Romeo 8C. But has it worked? Clip taken from series 21 episode 4.
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  • 61percentodicarica
    61percentodicarica 14 hours ago

    I just realised how bad the front plate will look on this car

  • Yash Raj
    Yash Raj Day ago


  • Jupiter rising
    Jupiter rising Day ago

    The sound of that car is utterly Awesome, who needs a radio? Durr. And where was it filmed what a backdrop ?

  • Adarsh Sn
    Adarsh Sn 2 days ago

    Only Jeremy can make you tear up presenting a car review.... 🔥😢

  • Jacob Bahr
    Jacob Bahr 4 days ago

    I see some resemblance to a 599 as well

  • Sebastian Delgado
    Sebastian Delgado 4 days ago


  • Anas Ferjani
    Anas Ferjani 4 days ago +2

    2019 and im still watching this vid

  • Anibal Babilonia
    Anibal Babilonia 6 days ago

    Isnt that the name of the yacht from the movie thunderball, james bond movie!?👋🤣👍looks cool thought!

  • Fullmetal Media
    Fullmetal Media 6 days ago +3

    To me, this is one of the best looking cars ever built

  • Zachary Flack
    Zachary Flack 12 days ago

    Imagine putting the quadrifoglio v6 in this car like my God, it would be even more of a monster.

  • iann mena
    iann mena 14 days ago +1

    There are just some people that belong on television as a presenter, and Jeremy Clarkson is one of the best of them all!

  • Rahul Namboodiri
    Rahul Namboodiri 14 days ago

    An Alfa , hand built by a coach maker , with a Maserati engine .boy it's going to be an expensive car that keeps falling apart

  • Tommy Damron
    Tommy Damron 14 days ago

    Built by an old cooch building company in Malaysia¿??🤔😵🙃💩

  • Michael Harverson
    Michael Harverson 14 days ago

    best cinematography ive ever seen on a top gear edit

  • Luka Stancic
    Luka Stancic 15 days ago +1

    Alfa lets go lets make the competition disappear💪💪💪💪💪💪❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Jan Hrubý
    Jan Hrubý 16 days ago +1

    This is a masterpiece! Thank you Jeremy, absolutely awesome.

  • KryzMasta
    KryzMasta 17 days ago

    I don’t fully understand why he doesn’t mention the 1952 Touring Disco Volante, the clear predecessor of this car. He could have mentioned it when he mentioned Touring’s history at the beginning, or when he compared it to other cars (or shapes) at the end. Because the only thing this car really comes close to... is that original.
    Also, I read a lot of comments saying this was the best video of Top Gear ever. I agree it was production perfection, but I’d argue this one is the best of all times:

  • Albert Rieder
    Albert Rieder 17 days ago

    Jeremys Voice is better as the Car engine

  • Nathan Aldrich
    Nathan Aldrich 18 days ago +2

    Anyone else reminiscing on the good old days?

  • david garrad
    david garrad 20 days ago

    This is the automotive equivalent of a great rock band having a mindblowing early career and then after the hissy fits, the
    realisation they have no more inner lining of their noses and on the verge of a new liver get back together for a new album.
    This is a real modern high performance Alfa Romeo.

  • MajesticPhoenix
    MajesticPhoenix 23 days ago

    7:30 what a great way to finish such a brilliant video...

  • abc 123
    abc 123 26 days ago

    Why everytime I get drunk I watch this video?

  • Janco van der Westhuizen
    Janco van der Westhuizen 26 days ago +1

    I'm sorry but that's a hideous car

  • mrkenzizlatan
    mrkenzizlatan 26 days ago

    A maserati heart,an alfa romeo badge and a hand crafted body to die for.. I cried..

  • Andrew Seo
    Andrew Seo 28 days ago

    Whats the song in the end?

  • Ronny Sterling
    Ronny Sterling 28 days ago

    The car that makes me cry

  • Blue_DrAnzer931
    Blue_DrAnzer931 28 days ago

    it is looking like old ferarris

  • Алексей Поляков

    очень красивая тачка

  • armando mendez
    armando mendez 29 days ago

    is this porn?

  • Sergio Torelli
    Sergio Torelli Month ago

    TUORING Milano Italia: simply, Maestri di Arte Cinematica Italiana

  • Fun Bay Media
    Fun Bay Media Month ago

    when you give a team of artists tools to build a car, THIS is what you get - the masterpiece. it is abstract and perfect

  • Kyle Pinner
    Kyle Pinner Month ago

    For Mr speed and power who wants to drive fast all the time to say that he wants to drive slowly is a statement. that's truly passion!

  • SiVlog
    SiVlog Month ago

    Of all Alfa Romeo cars of recent years, this is the most appealing, beautiful :)

  • Saverio Calafiura
    Saverio Calafiura Month ago


  • Marco Rimoldi
    Marco Rimoldi Month ago

    This is one of the best Top Gear's video ever! The car is a masterpiece, Italian Alps are a natural masterpiece, Ludovico Einaudi's song from 6:30 is art, Touring is Passion, Jeremy is excited like a baby with a new toy...

  • T
    T Month ago

    pity it doesn't have the original music used in the program. This is probably the best car review top gear has ever done. Still love it.

  • Karol Ondruš
    Karol Ondruš Month ago

    Name song to started 6:30

      JAGUAR JO 23 days ago

      experience -Ludovico Einaudi

  • Joseph Nordby
    Joseph Nordby Month ago

    whats is the music at 7:30 ?

  • UberLummox
    UberLummox Month ago

    The front view looks typical with those two gaping twin fish mouths, but it's rear is to die for.
    Side/rear 3/4 view and jacked-up rear stance reminds me of the rare '60s Cheatah from here in the US.

  • aniquilador007
    aniquilador007 Month ago

    So ugly car!

  • Ditiro Jimmy Segang

    Jeremy's "in love" face though..hhahahaa

  • Bryce Pettit
    Bryce Pettit Month ago

    Alfa Romeo 'Touring' Disco Volante:
    22:29 - 23:06 - Thomas Newman - Virgin Mary
    23:29 - 24:16 - Clint Mansell - Leaving Earth
    24:17 - 25:10 - Thomas Newman - Cathedral
    25:08 - 25:16 - Thomas Porter - Seismic Underbelly
    25:32 - 26:59 - The Invisible - The Great Wound (Instrumental)
    27:44 - 28:44 - Trentemøller - Trails
    29:09 - 29:35 - Clint Mansell & Sam Hulick - An End, Once and for All
    30:08 - 31:41 - Ludovico Einaudi - Experience

  • Zig Bee
    Zig Bee Month ago

    When you are riding on Alfa, you don’t ride on it, you ride with it.

  • james burton
    james burton Month ago

    Man this brings back memories from my childhood. Now I remember why I fell in love with this show

  • BB Blue
    BB Blue Month ago

    God..I love that car

  • Jon Paradero
    Jon Paradero Month ago

    Clarkson's love for Alfas is just pure happiness...

    SKUNKHERO4EVER Month ago +1

    i like those wheels have same on my 159 :D

  • Jean Carl Grech
    Jean Carl Grech Month ago +2

    I have no idea how many times I've watched this.... and why do I keep returning.

  • Benedetto Confuorto
    Benedetto Confuorto Month ago +2

    I'm italian and this makes me literally cry

      JAGUAR JO 23 days ago +1

      most beautiful country in the world.

  • Adam Tarasiewicz
    Adam Tarasiewicz 2 months ago

    right before the Trio left they have achieved outstanding quality in car filmmaking. but where is Leaving Earth by Clint Mansell from Mass Effect 3 tho?

  • DLion
    DLion 2 months ago

    My favorite top Gear segment ever . First thing I watched after crying my eyes out. Thank you Jeremy, Richard and James

  • Elijah Misner
    Elijah Misner 2 months ago

    this video is brilliant

  • Thoughmuchistaken
    Thoughmuchistaken 2 months ago

    Not a handsome car, but well crafted and you have to admire that.

  • Fabrizio Usai
    Fabrizio Usai 2 months ago

    Grandezza Italiana

  • richard i like your video angeles

    Half Corvette at back (My opinion)
    Fronts looks like a boat converted into a boat

  • Michele Forti
    Michele Forti 2 months ago

    I think I'll cry after this lovely review

  • Jan Hofman
    Jan Hofman 2 months ago +1

    I must watch this video again and again, I am so proud like alfa fan ☘️🇮🇹

  • fabio perez
    fabio perez 2 months ago

    Does anyone know what leather jacket is Clarkson using

  • Alessandro Feo
    Alessandro Feo 2 months ago

    Meglio la 8c

  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka 2 months ago

    Speechless. The beauty of this automobile is stupefying.

  • Gareth M
    Gareth M 2 months ago

    There won't be cars like this one for much longer.

  • I LiKe DoGs
    I LiKe DoGs 2 months ago

    A Masarati heart, a Alfa Romeo badge, exhaust made of autist reddish, and a handmade bodywork to die for. jeez this clip is good.

  • Idontlikethatshit
    Idontlikethatshit 2 months ago +1

    This was awesome..I miss the old Top Gear

  • Giovanni Luzi
    Giovanni Luzi 2 months ago +1

    I think there's something in my eye

  • tiktok toyatoya
    tiktok toyatoya 2 months ago

    This is my favourite top gear video of all time. I don't why they've gotten the new baffoons.

  • kubel83
    kubel83 2 months ago

    Looks good. But that sound is incredible.

  • Flav
    Flav 2 months ago

    Find yourself a man who looks at you like how Clarkson looks at the Disco Volante

  • Kenji Takitani
    Kenji Takitani 2 months ago

    "My Classic Car" Episode feature on Jay Leno's Mazda Cosmo. (

  • Pierluigi Carrasi
    Pierluigi Carrasi 2 months ago

    An Alfa Romeo engine on it, ..not a Maserati one!...

  • Jerry Wang
    Jerry Wang 2 months ago

    Forgot to mention the Ferrari 599 headlights

  • Mark Rozenberg
    Mark Rozenberg 2 months ago

    It’s funny that Clarkson couldn’t see the most obvious design influence on this car; the Bertone-designed Giulia Sprint Speciale from the 1960’s.

  • Moss
    Moss 2 months ago

    I over Alfas, and I loved this video. But that car is ugly, I'm sorry it just is. The 8c looks much better

  • Nn vdv
    Nn vdv 3 months ago

    Sitting on the dock of the bay

  • GoPro Dog
    GoPro Dog 3 months ago

    Yes but Otis Redding does not quite sound like that. Not at all.

  • m k
    m k 3 months ago


  • CohenPoPo
    CohenPoPo 3 months ago

    I honestly don't understand the love and praise people have for this car. To me it's pretty much the ugliest car I've ever seen. It looks like it was styled by someone who had infinite money and, therefore, just went completely bonkers on the drawing board and didn't give a damn about what it would look like. It's like he wasn't paying a single bit of attention to its proportions, its lines and the shape overall. They tried so hard yet they failed so miserably.

  • fieryspy64
    fieryspy64 3 months ago

    Actually you can change the skeleton during plastic surgery

  • K. Holland
    K. Holland 3 months ago

    I sure do miss Top Gear, Jeremy and masterful reviews such as this.

  • Zenga
    Zenga 3 months ago +1

    Italians do it better.

  • max Zago
    max Zago 3 months ago +1


  • Mirjan Semema
    Mirjan Semema 3 months ago

    Machine nn comercializate..peccato

  • Ian Edmonds
    Ian Edmonds 3 months ago

    Breathtaking car.
    Luv and Peace.

  • Myles Chilton
    Myles Chilton 3 months ago +1

    If any car cried out for a traditional manual gear box with a gate and lever a la 308 GTS ......

  • ThatNick Longo
    ThatNick Longo 3 months ago

    3:43 That exhaust sounds gnarly! (In a good way, of course)

  • LG COC The Lagging Offencoch

    5:26 I cried...

  • SpaghettiKillah
    SpaghettiKillah 3 months ago

    Jeremy gets cars. He understands them on a deeper level. It's hard to put in words what I mean. Petrolheads know what i'm talking about.

  • Nathan .Star
    Nathan .Star 3 months ago

    STandout appearance, much better looking than the 8c

  • Corvette
    Corvette 3 months ago

    That thing is beautiful, but original 8C is better i think

  • amightyatom
    amightyatom 3 months ago

    Looks like a surprised frog. Amazing though

  • Don Neuville
    Don Neuville 3 months ago

    I used to feel that I was a bona fide idiot for owning 10 (presently 2). I feel much better now.

  • A J
    A J 3 months ago +1

    What a line - "A Maserati heart, an Alfa Romeo badge (notice the tonal variation when he says Romeo badge), exhausts made out of Otis Redding and a Handcrafted body to die for". Just goosebumps! Only Clarkson can do such reviews.

  • Sho Off
    Sho Off 3 months ago +1

    “I love that car. I really do” you know he really means it

  • haoru chen
    haoru chen 3 months ago +4

    Timeless, the car and the man.

  • Lucas Xavier dos Reis
    Lucas Xavier dos Reis 3 months ago +1

    the way some of the proportions of this car feel so weird
    to me
    is analogous to wabi sabi, japanese world view on the beauty of imperfection
    i absolutely adore this car

  • Lucky Turn
    Lucky Turn 3 months ago +1

    Look at him ... he just loves ...

    LUIGI LOREFICE 3 months ago +1


  • Emre
    Emre 4 months ago +1

    This car is pure art...

  • Kamil Miłkowski
    Kamil Miłkowski 4 months ago +1

    Sexiest car ever made in the whole World!

  • Razah Kazmi
    Razah Kazmi 4 months ago

    does anyone know what piano music was playing at 5.25, thanks

  • F A
    F A 4 months ago

    The way Jeremy spells "disco volante" makes me laugh as Italian 😅