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autoviva2017-02-22 13:17:52

Italdesign reveals first own-brand supercar

The supercar is the first model to be introduced by Italdesign Automobili Speciali

 
 
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First Italdesign supercar name yet to be revealed

ItaldesignItaldesignItaldesignItaly, 1968 > present25 models
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has revealed the first images of the first model to be launched by Italdesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili SpecialiItaly, 2016 > present1 model
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. The supercarZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
, whose name is yet to be revealed, will be revealed at next month's Geneva Motor Show. Only five units of the model will be produced.

The starting price of the first Italdesign Automobili Speciali V10 supercarZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
will be €1.5 million but the price should rise close to €2.3 million as bespoke options are added by customers. The model has been created aiming at “collectors and visionary enthusiasts” and the first unit should be delivered by the end of the year.
 
Starting in 2017, ItaldesignItaldesignItaldesignItaly, 1968 > present25 models
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's supercar project chief and head of innovation design, Filippo Perini, says that Italdesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili SpecialiItaly, 2016 > present1 model
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will be launching a new car bearing its own badge. All of them will have a very limited and exclusive number of examples.
 

Italdesign Supercar gets same engine as the Audi R8

 
The first modelZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
coming out of Italdesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili SpecialiItaly, 2016 > present1 model
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will be powered by the same 5.2-litre V10 engine feautred in the top-end versions of the Audi R8R8 V10Audi R8 V10Germany, 2015 > present2 photos
. The supercar also gets AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present81 models
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's quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. According to Italdesign the model will reach an estimated top speed of 330km/h and sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
 

Aerodynamics and lightweight construction

 
In terms of design the Italdesign supercarZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
has an image that slightly reminds the Lancia StratosMPVMazda MPVJapan, 1989 > 20062 series
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or the Lamborghini CentenarioCentenarioLamborghini CentenarioItaly, 2016 > 20173 photos
.
 
"The exterior is characterised by the two sides of the same medal," said Filippo Perini, "above the tornado line, outlines are distinctly softer and smoother in keeping with the Italian Gran Turismo tradition. The lower part is modelled from aerodynamics. To achieve the performances we had in mind, we had to dare beyond all limits from styling and even purely technical points of view. The outcome ensures extremely high impact without ever being design for design's sake”. 
 
Italdesign engineers have tried to create a supercarZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
with “racing car performance” but that can be driven in normal roads. Aerodynamics and lightweight construction are the foundations of the new model. It features a prominent front splitter, louvres over the wheel arches, side-mounted fins, a racing-style rear spoiler and a large under-body diffuser.
 
Created on a modular chassis in carbonfibre and aluminium the body panels have been entirely made of carbonfibre. The Italdesign supercarZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
is expected to have a lower kerb weight than the other V10 supercar models of the VolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present97 models
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Group, the R8R8 V10Audi R8 V10Germany, 2015 > present2 photos
and the Lamborghini AventadorAventadorLamborghini AventadorItaly, 2011 > present18 versions
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.
 

Name yet to be revealed

 
The name of the exclusive supercarZerounoItaldesign Automobili Spe...Italy, 2017 > present3 photos
is yet to be announced. It should be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
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Italdesign Automobili SpecialiItaldesign Automobili Speciali
ZerounoZerouno
Engine
V 10
Displacement
317 cu in
Top Speed
205 mph
Transmission
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Maximum power
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Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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