Italdesign Geneva Ultra-Limited Series Supercar
after announcing the launch of the italdesign automobili speciali brand, the italian company presents its first ultra-limited series supercar with only five units to be built by the end of 2017. intended for collectors and visionary enthusiasts, it combines racing car features and performance, alongside type-approval for use on normal roads. suchlike the otherworldly koenigsegg ‘one:one’ megacar, this unique car’s bodywork is crafted entirely from carbon fiber. developed around a modular chassis in aluminium and carbon fiber, it boasts a powerful naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine that accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in a blistering 3.2 seconds, reaching a top speed in excess of 330 km/h.
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‘the exterior is characterized by the two sides of the same medal,’ comments filippo perini, head of innovation design at italdesign automobili speciali. he continues, ‘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 chief technical officer antonio casu, says, ‘the development of the one-off was based on the know-how achieved in the designing of hundreds of cars in our 49-years history. to reach the timing target we applied the latest CAx and simulation technologies. styling has been integrated since the very beginning with early engineering and production processes. all this allowed us to produce a state-of-the-art car in terms of performance and safety.’