The origins of Italdesign go back to 1968, when the predecessor of the firm Studi Italiani Realizzazione Prototipi S.p.A was founded by the world-renowned car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. Today, the legendary founder is no longer at the helm of the company, but the influx of funds from the VW Group’s recent acquisition has signified a new chapter in its history. Italdesign does not shy away from any challenging projects, but they are mostly known for the design and engineering work on cars and other vehicles from two wheelers to aircraft.
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#1 Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign: italdesign.it/project/nissan-gt-r-50-by-italdesign/ / italdesign.it/nissan-gt-r-50-by-italdesign-official-reveal/
Many of you might remember the GT-R 50 concept created by Italdesign in 2018 to honor the 50th anniversary of the model, and now, two years into the making, the limited edition supercar will finally start deliveries to the lucky 50 buyers.
#2 Italdesign ZeroUno Duerta: italdesign.it/project/zerouno-duerta/ повтор
Italdesign ZeroUno Duerta is a topless modification of the original ZeroUno project that was created by the company’s Automobili Speciali division.
#3 Italdesign Nikola Tre: italdesign.it/project/nikola-tre/
Less than two years of joint efforts between American Nikola Corp and Italdesign have quickly crystalized into this electric truck concept. Thought IVECO provided their S-WAY heavy-duty truck as the base vehicle, it was the Italians and Nikola who largely shaped the Tre’s design and developed propulsion components.
#4 Italdesign Vulcanus: italdesign.it/project/vulcanus/
Developed in cooperation with the Chinese Xingchi Automobiles, the Vulcanus MPV is the brand’s exclusive offering for the Chinese market. The model is based on the Mercedes V260L, that now features a more sophisticated profile and raised luxury levels.
#5 Italdesign DaVinci: italdesign.it/project/davinci/
Premiered at the 2019 Geneva, the DaVinci concept honors the legendary Renaissance inventor and debuts the brand’s new build architecture and all-electric drivetrain technology.
#6 Airbus PopUp Next: italdesign.it/project/pop-up-next/
Part passenger-drone, part self-driving car, the 2018 PopUp Next concept was created jointly by Airbus, Audi and Italdesign. The model succeeds the original PopUp study and has a modular construction.
#7 Hongqi HS5: italdesign.it/project/hs5/
Launched on the Chinese market in summer 2019, the Hongqi HS5 luxury crossover was co-developed with Italdesign, who was responsible for its exterior and interior styling.