2017 Geneva Motor Show: Italdesign Zerouno supercar flaunts a hot carbon fiber body

Article by Christian A., on March 8, 2017

Italdesign Zerouno, a new supercar that features an aerodynamic body made entirely out of carbon fiber with a race-spec rear wing equipped with a central longitudinal fin graces the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Zerouno also flaunts a pair of lightweight side mirrors, different wheels, a titanium muffler, and carbon fiber constructed seat frames which further help reduce weight.

Similar to the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, at the heart of Zerouno is a mid-mounted and naturally aspirated 5.2-liter engine which can provide 610 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 560 Newton-meters (413 pound-feet). Moreover, a seven-speed, dual–clutch gearbox is in charge of channeling the V10 muscle to both axles allowing the Zerouno to accelerate to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 205 mph (330 kph), hence reflecting the performances of the aforementioned R8 in the Plus guise.

With the aid of Pirelli, Italdesign has created a unique version of P Zero tires for the supercar’s 20-inch OZ wheels shod in 245/30 R20 front and 305/30 R20 high-performance rubbers. Also, carbon ceramic breaks provide necessary stopping power behind the lightweight wheels in order to match the V10’s distinct rumble.

More carbon fiber is found in the car’s interior. The door panels, the central tunnel and the dashboard are made entirely out of this material. And like many race cars, it comes with an all-digital instrument cluster and just a few physical controls in the driver-oriented cockpit.

With EV plug-in cap, hexagonal LED headlights, sporty coupe profile and a pair of slim LED headlights flanking the “Italdesign” lettering on the trunk lid with a large wing dipped in carbon fiber display on top, Italdesign has indeed showcased something completely different for the brand.

Zerouno aims to offer a race car performance in a road-going model and there will only be five lucky people who can get the opportunity to sign up on the dotted line this year to purchase the new supercar. At an additional cost, buyers can purchase the vehicle with an optional “Corsa” package which will transform the V-10 powered beast into a track-only model. Those five lucky buyers will have access to “endless customization” options.

To date, there are no details yet about how much the car costs. Presumably, it will take a significant premium over an R8 or a Huracan. Italdesigns says that other ultra-exclusive models will follow the Zerouno and will come out every 18-24 months.

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