Italian styling house, Italdesign has given us an early preview of their ultra-low volume V10 supercar ahead of its official launch at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The as yet unnamed model will be sold under the company’s new brand – Italdesign Automobili Speciali.
As Lamborghini now owns the company, it comes as no surprise that at the heart of the car is an Ingolstadt-sourced 5.2-litre direct-injected, naturally-aspirated V10 found in the Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8.
While the exact performance figures are still a closely guarded secret, the car’s quoted 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds and top speed “in excess of 330km/h” suggests that the engine is from the uprated R8 Plus model, which churns out 448kW and 560Nm of torque. It is believed the Italdesign supercar will also inherit the R8’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive system.
The Lamborghini connection continues with the car’s design, as the Head of Innovation Design at Italdesign is none other than former Lamborghini Design Director, Filippo Perini.
However, unlike the more cohesive design of the Huracan, Italdesign’s supercar looks overly busy, especially at the back of the car, where the diffuser appears to be separated from the car.
Nevertheless, with just five units scheduled to be built, exclusivity is certainly guaranteed.