[Video] Italdesign Zerouno basks in California sun image

If you did your homework, you’ll already know that Italdesign’s Zerouno is a coachbuilt supercar that shares its DNA with the Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 – logical since the Italian design house is now owned by VW Group.

The idea is to have an ultra-rare alternative when you’re not entirely satisfied with the exclusivity displayed by these two “mainstream” supercars – Italdesign will only produce five examples of the Zerouno, with two of them already built. This means the model will draw crowds whenever and where ever it appears – for example chassis number 002 made a splash last weekend during a stint at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, attracting the attention of bystanders during a cruise on Rodeo Drive and along Beverly Hills.

The model has been premiered mere months ago during the Geneva Motor Show as the first effort from newly formed supercar boutique Italdesign Automobili Speciali. Every unit will actually be different from the other – 002 now has a striking red carbon fiber body hue and a larger rear wing – but makes use of the same naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine just like an R8 or a Huracan. Every unit from the highly exclusive five-piece production has already been pre-sold and we could be looking at a new series soon as Italdesign hinted towards the upcoming introduction of a roadster version.