Italdesign becomes manufacturer with Automobili Speciali branding image

The famed Italian design and engineering studio has decided to announce a major novelty for the Geneva Motor Show – it’s their new brand dedicated to catering to unique ultra-limited series of models.

The new automaker will focus on “vehicles constructed in ultra-low series production, aimed at a number of selected collectors.” Of course this new boutique, exotic marquee will make its debut at the forthcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show, where it might already reveal its first ultra-limited series. This might be the already teased new vehicle – as far as we can tell we might be dealing with a mid-engined supercar, but we still need to wait some time before official confirmation comes.

By the way, this is not the first time Italdesign has produced cars – as the Italian company reminds us it is only returning to “small series production, a challenge that begun in the Seventies with the BMW M1, and continued in the Eighties with the Aztec prototype and the Nineties with Nazca and W12.” In the near past, through “significant investments in technology and training” for the development of pre-series vehicles, more than 70 pre-series prototypes of the Audi Q2 were finished by the company for the Ingolstadt-based automaker. ”We stated in 2016 that we do have the competences in styling, development, and production of street-legal ultra-low series cars,” says CEO Jörg Astalosch. “Today, one year later, we are delivering the first running testimonial. The brand Italdesign Automobili Speciali witnesses our long-term commitment in this business.“