Italdesign Zerouno 2018
Italdesign has produced some of the most interesting automotive designs over the last 50 years. Founded by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1968, it has since produced some of the most interesting and clever designs of the modern times. A true contemporary coachbuilder, Italdesign has always combined the finest technical solution with a gorgeous design. Over the years, the company has built an unparalleled reputation in prototyping and pre-series assembly for some of the world’s most renown manufacturers. With such diverse experience in the sector, it seemed only natural that the company would eventually try its hand at building its own bespoke supercar.
In 2017, Italdesign announced its first internally produced supercar, the Zerouno, developed and built by its ‘Automobili Speciali’ division, which specializes in handcrafted and highly exclusive limited-edition vehicles. Based on the Lamborghini Huracan, the Zerouno boasts unique styling and futuristic technological solutions: designed by Filippo Perini’s design team in house at Italdesign, its attractive full carbon-fibre bodywork features a front Y- duct air intake to minimize lift and improve downforce at high speeds. Featuring a distinctive approach to lightweight construction, the Zerouno benefits from the advantages of being a substantially hand-made motor car with some fine technical development.
Needless to say, performance figures were quite impressive. Powered by a 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated V-10 engine mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, the engine produces 610 bhp and 560 nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, with power driven to all four wheels. The company quotes a 0–100 km/h time of just 3.2 seconds, leading to a top speed of 330 km/h.
Each of the five made-to-order examples is widely customizable to suit the owner’s requirements: from the choice of materials to the development of a bespoke paint colour code, everything can be tailored to an individual’s wishes. The individual who ordered this Zerouno new is certainly no stranger to bespoke supercars. Those familiar with both modern supercars and social media will be aware of @mwvmnw on Instagram, a sizeable private collection regularly showcasing many of the finest supercars and race cars. He was lucky enough to purchase the fifth and final example of the Zerouno, who boasted several unique touches to his request.
Having only accumulated testing and delivery mileage, this example has never been registered for road use and is presented here today in virtually ‘as-new’ condition. Its new owner will surely enjoy a fantastic opportunity to own a unique example of a contemporary coachbuilt supercar. This Zerouno would be an exciting addition to any collection of modern supercars as it is a unique blend of distinctive styling and engineering thanks to decades of decades Turinese automotive knowledge.
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