First Italdesign Zerouno Delivered To Its Customer

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One from the clowder of those radical-looking “Italian Cats” – that’s how I like to call something as mean as this – the first Italdesign ZeroUno gets delivered to its customer.

Steven Lismont, the Belgian entrepreneur who has just bagged himself an Italdesign Zerouno, one of the five ever to be made and the first to get delivered has become the one human on the planet that I’m officially jealous of. He seems to be a fervent car guy with a history of having driven CarsOnTheWeb and Carconnex. So I’m choosing to put on the “Happy for you, man!” face.

Back to the wheels, The Italdesign Zerouno delivered to Lismont appears to be a carbon copy of the one unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show a couple of months back. Despite having the exact same livery and configuration as the show car, this isn’t the same machine. In fact, the design and engineering house built one brand-new car for the millionaire car collector.

Lismont chose to pick up the Zerouno at the brand’s headquarters in Moncalieri, with the company’s CEO Jörg Astalosch himself handing over the supercar. The Belgian entrepreneur has apparently had a wonderful time driving the machine around Turin and went on to shower praises on his new prized possession.

"Based on same experience I wasn’t expecting such a high-performance vehicle to be so easy and pleasant to drive. It’s a car that provides amazing sensations during sporty driving, but it’s also suitable for everyday use. This combination of craftsmanship, sportiness and every day usability makes the Zerouno unique."

Italdesign Zerouno will return in a roadster form after the five-car coupe production run comes to a close.

The Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Zerouno from the Lamborghini-owned Italian design house features a gorgeous carbon-fiber body mounted on a modular chassis and has a big heart. And by that I mean nothing south of a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 (the exact output figures of which are yet to be disclosed, but we suspect it to be a 610-ish hp mill) – a unit that is capable of pushing the Zerouno from a standstill to 62 mph in a breathtaking 3.2 seconds and to a top speed north of 205 mph.

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After the fifth car is made,  Italdesign’s Automobili Speciali division will go on to make the roadster version of the Zerouno. Perhaps I’ll win the lottery by then and will have a couple of millions to spare on a limited-production, exotic Italian supercar.

Source: Italdesign