Last year was the coupe. Now it's time to lose that top.
Earlier this week, Italdesign Giugiaro celebrated its 50th birthday, and it marked the occasion with the release of an image teasing its latest, the Zerouno Roadster. Slated to debut next month at Geneva, it’s fair to assume this is the open air version of last year’s stunning Zerouno coupe, which was also unveiled at the Swiss show. Aside from this image, no other details have been released, but considering what we know about last year’s coupe, we can remind you of the following information.
The Zerouno is a low volume supercar styled by Filippo Perini, the design talent behind the Lamborghini Huracan, Aventador and Veneno. It’s also powered by the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 with 610 hp found in the Huracan as well as the Audi R8. Italdesign, if you also recall, is part of the Volkswagen Group, just like Audi and Lamborghini. Armed with that familial relationship, the Zerouno is based on the chassis of an R8 V10 Plus/Huracan. Performance is unquestionably impressive, with a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. There’s not a single body panel shared between the cars and the Zerouno’s body is nearly comprised entirely of carbon fiber.
Last year, we said the Zerouno coupe looks like an R8 mated with an Aventador, and we expect more of the same in regards to the upcoming roadster. The coupe was also limited to a mere five examples at a price of $1.6 million each. We’ll find out if the new roadster has a similar price tag and production output as well as performance specs in just a few weeks. We’ll be having full coverage live from the Geneva showroom floor.