Italdesign’s Zerouno supercar is a carbon-fibre fest
Italdesign’s new supercar brand Italdesign Automobili Speciali has shown off their new creation, the Zerouno at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Italian company has given the Lamborghini Huracan a fancier carbon-fibre cloak but it’s more than just a modified car. And the best part is, this isn’t a one-off destined to grace just the show stand but a production model. Italdesign plans to sell five of these machines.
Though there has been made no official word about the new car’s Huracan roots, Italdesign’s close association with Lamborghini and its shared powertrain confirms the theory. The 610 hp 5.2-litre V10 will accelerate the new supercar from 0-00 kph in 3.2 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 329 kph. The Zerouno’s design is littered with a large amount of advanced aero bits. Blades, vanes, splitters and a very complex diffuser at the back are a part of the aero package. “Tricolori” accents run down the length of the car to flaunt its Italian credentials.
If you can shell out more money, an optional ‘Corsa’ package will be added to the Zerouno. This will render it a track-only model which will come with even more aerodynamic appendages like a race-spec rear wing with a central longitudinal fin. A pair of lightweight mirrors, titanium muffler, different wheels and carbon-fibre monocoque seat frames will also be added to the car as a part of the package.
As it is much lighter than the donor car, it is fair enough to assume that the new car will be faster than the current Huracan. How it will stack up to the Performante, that’s yet to be seen. The Italdesign supercar will go into production at the factory in Moncalieri in Turin, Italy. All the five units will be made before 2017 ends and we assume that all five must be sold already. Perhaps one of them might end up right here in the UAE or GCC?