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Introducing the 610 HP Italdesign Zerouno


Italdesign Automobili Speciali debuted its first ever car at the Geneva International Motor Show today. The somewhat literally named Zerouno will be one of just five built.

The Zerouno’s centerpiece will be the Audi derived 5.2-liter V10 naturally aspirated engine making 610 hp. Routing power through all four wheels, the car will get from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).

“We put it our best skills into the production of the first car,” said Massimo Bovi, head of pre-series production. “Using some of the finest productions methods and engaging our high skilled workers.

The result is a car whose every body panel is made out of carbon fiber. Engineers and Italdesigners worked together from the very earliest stages of the Zerouno’s production to make the car as light and strong as possible (though the company hasn’t yet released a weight figure).

On top of making the Zerouno light, Italdesigners have also made it very aerodynamic. Using techniques from single-seater racing, Italdesign has ensured that the Zerouno can use its performance.

The result is a car whose every body panel is made out of carbon fiber. Engineers and Italdesigners worked together from the very earliest stages of the Zerouno’s production to make the car as light and strong as possible (though the company hasn’t yet released a weight figure).

On top of making the Zerouno light, Italdesigners have also made it very aerodynamic. Using techniques from single-seater racing, Italdesign has ensured that the Zerouno can use its performance.

A y-duct in the nose ensures that the front wheels are always firmly planted on the ground, while suspended aero features at the back moves up and down to ensure that the Zerouno always has useful downforce without too much drag.

If you really want go all out with the aerodynamics, Italdesign offers the “Corsa” package, which isn’t street legal. The package offers special lightweight wing mirrors, racing seats, a racing spoiler, and a titanium muffler.

Best of all, though, the Zerouno features Pirelli’s latest tires, which on top of featuring all the latest F1 technology, also come in white, red, yellow, or metallic grey.

No starting price has yet been quoted—if you have to ask—and that’s probably because Italdesign wants all five to be “unique.” That means that each will come in a color specifically designed to suit its owner, and a number of exterior and interior options packages will be available. So starting saving your nickels now, because prices are likely include a lot of Zerounos.

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