Just look at the size of those gigantic gullwing doors.
After an exhaustive teaser campaign, Italdesign is finally ready to show off its new car. We still don’t know the name of the Italian coachbuilder’s latest creation, but the first image revealing the complete design confirms it’s an absolute stunner. Not that we'd expect anything less from the legendary design house that brought us the gorgeous Nissan GT-R50.
Compared to the Zerouno supercar, Italdesign’s new car adopts an elegant yet sporty coupe shape with a sloping roofline, an aggressive front, hood and side panels, and slim headlights and taillights. Those gigantic gullwing doors also deserve a special mention, and the car appears to adopt a 2+2 seating arrangement.
It isn’t clear if we’re looking at a concept car or a final production vehicle, but the small side mirrors and lack of conventional door handles suggest it could be a concept. Italdesign's latest creation is finished in dark red with contrasting chrome window surrounds and a black front apron, side skirts and rear diffuser that are probably made from carbon fiber to reduce weight. Technical details are still being kept under wraps for now, but the fuel cap on the front fender means it will be either a plug-in hybrid or fully electric.
Italdesign was originally founded by renowned automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro back in 1968. The company is now owned by VW and recently launched its new Automobili Speciali Italdesign division focusing on limited-production supercars. This spawned the Zerouno, an exotic supercar that utilizes the same naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 found in the Huracan and Audi R8, and its roadster sibling, the Zerouno Duerta.
Don’t be surprised, then, if the design house’s latest creation also borrows components from the VW Group family. More details will be revealed on March 5 when Italdesign’s stunning new coupe gets shown to the world at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.