Only five cars are being made and all of them have found takers. The good news is that he Italdesign Zerouno may get a roadster version soon.
Being owned by the Volkswagen Group has got its own share of perks. For Italdesign Automobili Speciali, which is the road car division of the renowned design house, the greatest advantage is the access to the technology that is used in building performance cars bearing Lamborghini and Audi logos. So, when the Italdesign Zerouno was being designed and constructed as the first product of the newly-formed road car wing, Italdesign turned to Audi and Lambo for tech and underpinnings.
And before you dismiss off all of the gills, air scoops and borderline insane styling as Lambo influences and the robust platform as an Audi contribution, be sure not to criticize this Zerouno as a confused cross-breed. This one is a proper supercar with great genes. It’s designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who happens to be one of the most influential car designers of all-time.
They are making only five of these beasts and with a stratospherically-high number of customization options, prices for each car will vary. Price tags may read anywhere above $1.7 million once the buyer starts adding all the unique features.
So it may have seemed like a hard job for the new bespoke sub-brand to sell these extremely-expensive supercars. Well, they have sold off all five cars already.
Built on a modular carbon-fiber and aluminum chassis with carbon-fiber bodywork, each one of these low volume production supercars comes with an Audi-sourced 5.2-liter V10 which makes 610 hp of power and 413 lb-ft of torque. A 205 mph top speed and 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds confirm that the Italdesign Zerouno means business. There is an all-wheel drive system in place too. (Did somebody say, “Audi”?)
The Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Italdesign Zerouno (chassis 001) had made its debut the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
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The second car (chassis 002) which was built as per the specifications requested by the customer will make its appearance at the 2017 Pebble beach Concours d’Elegance. Finished in red carbon-fiber, this bespoke Italdesign Zerouno features a rear wing with a longitudinal fin, integrated as per the client’s demands.
The Turin-based design house has news for those car enthusiasts (with huge bank balances) who may not have been fortunate enough to receive one of the five Italdesign Zerouno supercars. Italdesign Automobili Speciali is considering a roadster version and are now speaking to prospective clients in order to explore the viability to moving forward with the plans. More low-volume models are in the pipeline. But a roadster would always be a quicker option to step on to for expanding the portfolio.
As long as there are buyers around to sign the dotted line with figures in the vicinity of $2 million, Italdesign Automobili Speciali will be ready to serve them with more bespoke cars like the Zerouno and the variants concerned.