Italdesign Giugiaro design house is currently present at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with its newest creation up to date, the so-called GEA Concept.
Owned by the Volkswagen Group, the Italdesign Giugiaro design house has officially pulled the wraps off the GEA Concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This is believed to offer us a first glimpse into a future vehicle made by Audi, which should be autonomous. The one-off vehicle is significantly larger than the current A8 generation and it is thought to be introduced as the A9, a new flagship model.
The four-wheel drive GEA stands at 5,370 mm in length, making it 2,35 mm longer than the Audi A8 and it has been designed by Wolfgang Egger, the Italdesign styling chief, who has moved from Audi to the design house last year. The “stylish saloon with a sporty twist” is made from lightweight materials such as magnesium, carbon fiber and aluminum for a weight of over 2,000 kg and it is also getting slim light clusters with the Audi Laserlight technology, 60-spoke 26-inch alloy wheels each made from a solid block and rear hinged doors.
The GEA Concept is missing on the B-pillars and this is boosting access to the cabin where we can find the three interior modes, the Business, Wellness or Dream, along with the major functions controllable through a smartphone. Two 19-inch transparent LED screens come down from the roof, transforming the model into a traveling office, and the front passenger seat can be swiveled to 180 degrees or folded down to be used as a work top. Power to the vehicle is coming from four electric motors, two at the front and two at the rear, producing a combined output of 764 HP, allowing the model to reach 250 km/h (155 mph) in top speed.