The Urban Edge


Legendary Italian design house Italdesign launched a super-exclusive own-brand V10 supercar at the Geneva motor show this year. As it was initially announced, the division – which is called Italdesign Automobili Speciali (Italian for special automobiles) – intends to produce only five units before the end of 2017. Each of them will feature the same aggressive carbon fibre body that sits on top of a modular chassis, and is 4,847 mm (190.9 inches) long, 1,970 mm (77.6 inches) wide, and 1,204 mm (47.4 inches) tall.
The Corsa package includes a carbon fibre monocoque seat frame, racing rear wing, lightweight side mirror covers, and a titanium-made muffler. Pirelli supplies the tyres, which measure 245/30 for the front and 305/30 for the rear that sits on 20-inch OZ wheels.


At its heart, it carries a 5.2 litre naturally aspirated V10 engine, the specs of which are yet to be released. Nevertheless, we’re probably looking at the same mill that powers both the Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8.  The company’s engineers promise “racing car performance with type approval”, so the car can be used on normal roads.

Italdesign may not be keen on telling us how much power the unit produces, but the 0 to 100 km/hr (62 mph) acceleration time takes just 3.2 seconds, with the top speed standing in excess of 330 km/hr (205 mph). These numbers are almost on par with the Huracan LP 610-4, which needs 3.2 seconds to go from rest to 100 km/hr (62 mph), and will keep accelerating up to more than 325 km/hr (201 mph).


There’s no suggestion that anyone but Italdesign created this car. However, company insiders say it is the work of a 60 strong band of designers, engineers, technicians, and composite experts, brought together under Perini.     

            – Source: Press Release