Italdesign celebrates 50th anniversary with the Zerouno Roadster

Article by Christian A., on February 15, 2018

You probably are still reeling from the memory of having seen the $1.6 million Italdesign Zerouno Coupe last year. If you really wanted one and got disappointed when the coupe sold out in just a few months, you’re in luck as there will soon be a roadster version. The coupe was quite unforgettable. Here’s a brief description of it.

Its body was made with mostly carbon fiber, and under its hood is an Audi sourced 5.2 liter V10 that produces as much as 610 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-metres) of torque. And in 3.2 seconds, it is able to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour), before continuing on to hit a top speed of 205 miles per hour (330 kilometers per hour).

If you really wanted to get the Zerouno coupe but missed out, there is nothing to worry about, as Italdesign recently published a sexier, topless version of it. It will make its way to Geneva next month. We expect the Zerouno convertible to have pretty much the same style elements as the original coupe version, with the same performance too.

As you look at the teaser image, the new Zerouno has clearly lost its roof. It also shows off design elements that you will find on the coupe. Just like its sibling, we assume that this model will be extremely rare as well and will be built in limited numbers only, though Italdesign has not confirmed how many of these will be built yet. Speaking of rarity, only a total of 5 examples of the coupe were built the last time, and we are guessing that about the same number will be built of the convertible version.

Aside from the Zerouno convertible’s debut in Geneva, Italdesign will also be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. And the commemoration for its 50th birthday will take place on March 6, 2018, with a press conference at Geneva. They will also have a showing at the Turin Motor Show, which will be followed by an attendance at the Automotive News Europe Congress.

Moreover, the celebration of the anniversary will include Italdesign’s Future Mobility in Cities competition. The competition began in February 23, requiring young designers from ages 18 to 35 to imagine future mobility concepts with their “Next 50” philosophy in mind. Winners of the competition will receive prizes of as much as 40,000 euros ($50,000)

Source: Italdesign

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