After announcing the launch of the new Italdesign Automobili Speciali brand, the Italian company presents its first ultra-limited series car 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.
Developed around a modular chassis in carbon fibre and aluminium, this special car boasts a powerful naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine which enables 0-62 mph acceleration in just 3.2 seconds, together with a top speed in excess of 205 mph. The bodywork is entirely in carbon fibre.
“The exterior is characterised by the two sides of the same medal,” said Filippo Perini, Head of Innovation Design : “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”.
“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,” said Italdesign Chief Technical Officer Antonio Casu, said. “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.”
Customers will be able to customise their cars to the utmost thanks to finishing and performance packages.
all images courtesy of Italdesign Automobili Speciali