Italdesign Giugiaro

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

    Nissan and Italdesign have teamed up to produce a stunning new take on the GT-R. It's called the GT-R50, and the prototype shown here will make its public debut in front of the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed starting on July 12. Depending on how the debut unfolds, and the reaction to the car, an extremely limited batch could enter production with a planned run of no greater than 50 examples, Nissan revealed on Monday. “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ideal setting to showcase the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which combines power and artistry to celebrate 50 years of...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    Nissan and Italdesign show one-off GT-R with 710 horsepower

    The GT-R and Italdesign both celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, so Nissan and the Italian design house decided to collaborate on a very special project. The result is the striking GT-R50 by Italdesign, a one-off build to celebrate all things GT-R as well as show off the talents of...

  • Pop.Up Next concept
    Audi joins Italdesign and Airbus on Pop.Up autonomous flying car project

    First Porsche expressed interest in a flying taxi, and now Audi has partnered with Airbus and Italdesign to bring a self-driving car with flying drone capabilities to life. Together, the companies presented the Pop.Up Next concept at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show this week, an evolution...

  • Italdesign Zerouno Duerta
    Italdesign Zerouno Duerta debuts in Geneva, limited to 5 cars

    Italdesign Giugiaro turned 50 last month and celebrated with the announcement of a new supercar, the Zerouno Duerta, which was unveiled on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The Zerouno Duerta is a targa version of last year's Zerouno, the first car to be sold under Italdesign's...

  • Italdesign Zerouno VIN 002
    Italdesign Zerouno sold out, roadster being considered

    Put those pocketbooks away because the ultra-exclusive Italdesign Zerouno is officially sold out. The supercar, born from the recently established Italdesign Automobili Speciali road car division, is limited to five units and buyers have been chosen from across the world, according to the company...

  • Airbus and Italdesign have created the Pop.Up
    Airbus and Italdesign team up for a vision of future travel

    Every year we get a new version of the same concept. It's a glimpse into a future that isn't here yet, but we do seem to be inching ever closer to it becoming reality. I'm talking about the flying car, and the newest one comes courtesy of a joint effort between two major names: Airbus and...

  • Italdesign Zerouno, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro unveiled the first product from its recently established Italdesign Automobili Speciali road car division on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. Previously referred to as the “special car,” Italdesign has since confirmed the name as being Zerouno. The car is impressive in the metal—or more accurately, in the carbon fiber—and will certainly stand out wherever it goes, even in the supercar-soaked roads of Monaco or Central London during the summer. If you’re thinking it bears a passing resemblance to the Lamborghini...

  • Italdesign Automobili Speciali
    Italdesign reveals new brand, logo for road car division

    As first hinted by its CEO last summer, Italian design firm Italdesign Giugiaro has established its own car brand. The firm on Wednesday revealed the name of the brand as Italdesign Automobili Speciali, and also produced this new logo. The logo features a stylized bull, the animal that features on...

  • Teaser for limited edition Italdesign Giugiaro car debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Italdesign to unveil limited edition car at 2017 Geneva auto show

    Italdesign Giugiaro has confirmed plans to unveil a new car at the 2017 Geneva auto show, but it won’t be a one-off concept like we’re used to seeing from the Italian firm. The design house says the car in Geneva will be for “five visionary collectors.” This suggests that...

  • Techrules AT96 TREV prototype
    Italdesign founder to help shape China’s Techrules supercar

    At March’s 2016 Geneva auto show, a Chinese firm by the name of Techrules rolled out a supercar concept driven by an extended-range electric powertrain where the range-extender was a jet turbine. Few at the time thought much about the car, since it seems to be a trend among electric car...

  • Italdesign GTZero concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Report: Italdesign considers own car to build brand image

    Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro is in the midst of a major transition. The company, famous for penning cars like the original Volkswagen Golf and even the DeLorean DMC-12, in July 2015 saw the Volkswagen Group take full control as the Giugiaro family finally cut ties with the company it...

  • Filippo Perini
    Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini moves to Italdesign, is replaced by Porsche designer

    Following the appointment of Lamborghini’s longstanding CEO Stephan Winkelmann at Audi’s Quattro division a couple of weeks ago, the Italian supercar marque has since confirmed that its design boss Filippo Perini will also be heading to another Volkswagen Group subsidiary. Perini will...

  • Italdesign GTZero concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

    Looking something like a grand touring version of the Lamborghini Huracán made by its distant cousin, the Italdesign GTZero that debuted this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show is an ultimate expression of electrified high performance. The concept car boasts a trio of motors, two supplying power to the front axle and one for the rear. Combined, the three power plants deliver 483 horsepower. Italdesign hints that a hybrid version that would also utilize a gasoline motor is a possibility since the GTZero concept's batteries are integrated into what would otherwise serve as a transmission...

  • Giorgetto Giugiaro
    Giugiaro Quits Giugiaro: Automotive Design Icon Exits Company

    Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Italian master behind iconic designs like Alfa Romeo's Giulia Sprint GTV, the DeLorean DMC-12 and the Lotus Esprit has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, Automotive News (subscription required) is reporting. The quiet departure closes the door on one of the most celebrated...

  • Italdesign Giugiaro GEA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Italdesign Giugiaro GEA Concept: A Study On The Luxury Car Of The Future

    Italdesign Giugiaro’s new concept car for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show has turned out to be a svelte sedan dubbed the “GEA”. The Italian design firm, owned by the Volkswagen Group, says the GEA is a study on the luxury car of the near future, which suggests some of its elements may...

  • Teaser for new Italdesign Giugiaro concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Italdesign Giugiaro Teases New Concept For 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    Italian design firm Italdesign Giugiaro, known for its elegant, minimalist designs, is planning a new concept car for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show taking place next month. The company has released this single teaser shot which shows only a stylized letter G and what’s likely to be one of the...

  • Giugiaro Clipper Concept
    ItalDesign Clipper Concept Is A Minivan From The Future: 2014 Geneva Motor Show

    Famed design house ItalDesign Giugiaro was acquired by the Volkswagen Group back in 2010. The automaker purchased 90 percent of the company. That means that Volkswagen has direct access to Giugiaro, but it also means that the Turin-based design firm has access to VW. What happens when the two...

  • Wolfgang Egger
    New Design Boss At Audi As Wolfgang Egger Departs

    Audi is internationally recognized for its handsome car designs, so the exit of current Audi chief designer Wolfgang Egger is significant news. According to Car and Driver, Egger has been "relieved of duties" as head of Audi design, moving to the Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro. The design...

  • Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    The concept: Take a Lamborghini Gallardo, and add some SUV toughness, so that the Parcour can, true to its name, go anywhere--at least anywhere there's a road. Of course, since Italdesign Giugiaro is behind this new concept, shown here at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, they've also made it beautiful, distinctive, and not at all derivative of the Gallardo in design. The Parcour keeps the Gallardo's mid-engine layout, along with its 550-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 engine, plus all-wheel drive. Two body versions are being shown--both a coupe, and a Parcour Roadster, which is simply an open-top...

  • Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour concept car
    Italdesign’s Parcour Concept Is A High-Riding Lamborghini Gallardo

    Italian design firm Italdesign Giugiaro is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion has unveiled the striking Parcour concept car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this week. Parcour, of course, more commonly referred to as Parkour, is the French sport of traversing ground...

  • Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido Concept: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    After a full batch of drip-fed teasers we were as ready as anyone for Italdesign Giugiaro to get it over with and just show us the Brivido. We're glad we were here at the Geneva Motor Show, however, as it's a looker. Sure, it's not likely to see the light of day, and it's a bit of an odd duck in...

  • Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido teaser
    Italdesign Giugiaro Releases Third Teaser For Its 'Brivido' Geneva Concept

    Last year legendary Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro used the Geneva Motor Show to unveil a pair of hatchback concepts badged as Volkswagens, which signified not only the firm’s new ownership by the German auto giant but also to preview a possible future design direction for VW...

  • Giugiaro Italdesign Volkswagen Golf and Polo concepts leaked
    Giugiaro/Italdesign Volkswagen Concepts Leak Before Geneva

    A pair of Volkswagens--both Golf and Polo--in Giugiaro-styled Italdesign concept form have emerged from the ever-leaky European patent office a week ahead of their scheduled debut in Geneva. Portrayed in unflattering gray-on-gray, they still manage to look quite good. While the futuristic details...

  • Volkswagen Golf Mk1
    Official: Volkswagen Buys 90.1 Percent Stake In Italdesign Giugiaro

    Italdesign-Giugiaro, based in Turin, is one of the most legendary automotive design houses in Italy and the company behind such icons as the original Volkswagen Golf, Audi 80, Lancia Delta and even the Hyundai Pony. The design house has had close links with Volkswagen since its founding back in...

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