The all-electric Italdesign GTZero concept continues to be revealed in the Geneva motor show, built on the modular monocoque carbon frame having a 311-mile range and-tech interior.
The 483bhp concept is operated by three motors – two around the front axle and something around the rear – and also the manufacturer claims its modular layout enables for many different configuration and powertrain options, together with a 3 1 seat layout and hybrid technology. Top speed is restricted to 155mph, and also the manufacturer quotes an 80% recharge duration of half an hour.
Power originates from batteries built-into the frame and within the central tunnel, using the three electric motors distributed within the axles, however a hybrid version might have the drive shaft within the tunnel. It sports 22in wheels in front and 23in in the rear, and also the air intakes and spoiler offer an active aerodynamic system.
You will find obvious influences in the Lamborghini Huracan within the aggressive styling, and also the Volkswagen-possessed company claims aspects of the look pay homage to past cars such as the Alfa Romeo Scighera, Daewoo Bucrane and Bizzarini Manta, as the practical side is really a nod towards the Ferrari GG50.
The 4-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-steering concept continues to be styled under Italdesign design boss Filippo Perini, formerly Lamborghini’s design chief, who had been hired last September.
Planned, designed and built at Italdesign’s Italian headquarters in Moncalieri, the solid monocoque carbon frame with aluminium sub-frames means it may accommodate different figures and fuel systems because it’s easy to alter the overall dimensions and keep the carbon structure exactly the same.
Inside, you will find three large air vents without any internal structure around the dashboard for that air-conditioning, and all sorts of functions aside from the parking brake are controlled via touchscreens with “multitouch control” that may show different menus and configurations with respect to the quantity of fingers put on them.
Even without the paddle-shifters, the controls features pads within their place that may affect the dashboard display, while another two pads control functions for example lights, windshield wipers and indications. The maker has additionally revealed a brand new emblem using the concept vehicle.
Italdesign began by Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1968, but he offered his remaining shares to Audi in This summer this past year, getting for an finish his participation within the firm.
It had been headed by former VW Group design boss Walter de Silva until November this past year when de Silva introduced he’d leave Volkswagen. His substitute, Michael Mauer, was introduced in December.
Previous concepts revealed by the organization include 2012’s Brivido, an impressive two-door four-seater coupe built of aluminium and carbonfibre having a large glasshouse “dome”, and 2013’s Parcour crossover.
In 2014, Italdesign revealed the Clipper electric MPV, and this past year showcased the GEA autonomous saloon.