Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept live at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 7, 2013

Italdesign Giugiaro has launched the Parcour coupe and convertible at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Italdesign Giugiaro’s new Parcour is believed to be creating a new niche, which is of a high-horsepower four-wheel-drive mid-engined two doors with SUV-like appeal. The Parcour, which marks the 45 years that Italdesign has been in business, gets its name from parkour enthusiasts.

In a release, Fabrizio Giugiaro said that parkour is meant to “move around as efficiently as possible.” Giugiaro said that parkour is quick, simple, and safe, which are the car’s features too. The Parcour car can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, due to a 550-hp V-10 from Lamborghini. This car is also equipped with four driver-selectable settings that have an impact on the ride height and the engine setup.

It comes with settings that could make adjustments for comfort, off-roading, winter conditions, and track driving. The Parcour obviously has styling similarities to the present Lamborghinis. One difference is an A-pillar that’s disconnected from the front windshield. This feature, just like the design, affects aerodynamics. Hence, it lessens the appeal.

The exterior design of the Parcour is a bit reminiscent of the Lancia Stratos. The vehicle has carbon fiber doors that open upward. This is a true concept car style so it’s quite expected that cameras replace the side and rear-view mirrors.

The seats of the Parcour are fixed but the steering wheel and pedals can be adjusted. Italdesign said that as this is a GT, three bags can be accommodated in the space at the back of the seats. The Parcour uses an advanced suspension that’s dubbed as the “pushrod 2.0.” This means that potholes and bad roads would not be an issue for this model.4

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