The Italian Design house announced during the 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show the arrival of a specialty unit that will create special models for special customers – and the first example was also there, the ZeroUno supercar.
The carbon fiber-bodied model will be as exclusive as it gets, only getting a commission of five units – and the maker is still using it as a showcase mode, as they prepared a preview video to signal its arrival at the upcoming Torino Auto Show taking place June 7-11. The newly minted Italdesign Automobili Speciali is the brand behind the ZeroUno, a road-legal supercar that can also be configured for the track with the optional “Corsa” package. Each example is going to cost around $1.6 million – and potential customers even had the perk of seeing it during the development phase and offer their input for the design process.
So far the ZeroUno hasn’t been sold out – three of five are spoken for, and according to reports the Italdesign house decided to use an in-house chassis for the development – thanks to them being part of the VW Group nowadays. So they took the same architecture used in the second generation R8 and Lambo Huracan and splashed a carbon fiber body on top. It runs on an equally familiar naturally aspirated 5.2-liter unit packing 610 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 560 Newton-meters (413 pound-feet), linked to the AWD system via a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic gearbox and good for a run to 62 mph (100 kph) in just 3.2 seconds before maxing out at 205 mph (330 kph).