For the 86th Geneva Motor Show, Italdesign unveils a modern interpretation of the classic GT car to the world: the Italdesign GTZero EV supercar Concept.
The aim of Italdesign with the GTZero project was to explore the classic sports car segment, but to interpret it in line with the times and to design a high-tech, sustainable and versatile model.
The version of the GTZero presented in Geneva is based on a modular monocoque carbon frame with integrated batteries; it is powered by an electric powertrain consisting of three motors, two on the front axle and one on the rear, which is able to deliver an overall power of 360 kW (483 hp) with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering; its top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155mph) and it has a range of about 500 km (310 miles). 80% of the charge is achievable in about 30 minutes.
The Gran Turismo’s sleek and dynamic profile is combined with a wide and comfortable passenger compartment: it can accommodate two adults and two children or, by moving the passenger seat forward, three adults and a child, behind the driver. The reduced rear overhang, elongated front and contained height convey its sporty nature, whilst the shooting-brake layout allows three bags to be packed comfortably in the rear luggage compartment and two more in the front one, making the GTZero the perfect car for medium to long trips. GTZero was planned, designed and built at Italdesign’s headquarters in Moncalieri.
To ensure lightness and strength, the body is made of composite materials and is supported by a solid monocoque carbon frame with aluminium sub-frames. These allow modularity and make it suitable for different types of cars and drive systems: by working on the sub-frames it is possible to change the frame’s overall dimensions, while keeping the carbon structure unaltered.
The modular monocoque carbon frame uses aluminum front and rear subframes to mount the suspension, while the body is constructed from lightweight and strong composite materials. The concept rides on 22-inch front and 23-inch rear alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber.
Inside, the GTZero features a minimalist design without any switchgear. Vehicle functions are controlled by a multitouch interface. Two pads mounted on the back of the steering wheel control the three-level OLED dashboard display with four distinct screens. Two more pads on the front of the steering wheel control lights, turn signals, and windshield wipers. The interior is of course wrapped in leather and contrasted with aluminum and carbon trim.