Meet The New V10-Powered Italdesign 2017 Supercar

Following an extensive teasing campaign, Italdesign have finally unveiled their latest ultra-limited series car.

Set to premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, starting with March 7, the as-of-yet unnamed machine is part of the company’s newly launched brand, the Italdesign Automobili Speciali.

As it was initially announced, only five units are to be produced, before the end of 2017, and all of them will feature the same aggressive carbon fiber body that sits on top of a modular chassis and is 4,847 mm (190.9 in) long, 1,970 mm (77.6 in) wide, and 1,204 mm (47.4 in) tall.

At its heart, it carries a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, whose specs have yet to be released. Nevertheless, we’re probably looking at the same mill that powers both the Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8.

Italdesign may not be keen on telling us how much power the unit produces, but the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time takes just 3.2 seconds, with the top speed standing in excess of 330 km/h (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/h (62 mph), and will keep accelerating up to more than 325 km/h (201 mph).


  • Looks ugly. Italdesign could do better. But nevertheless I’m not in focus group for such a car.

    • PB

      No, you’re right. Ugly.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    at first glance,I thought it’s some kind of a Subaru…WRX..something..

  • Alban Gojani

    So they’ve used Giuila headlights, Huracan back end and the roofline from the GTR…oh and also tons of louvers.
    Meh…way to complicated. Looks like a Transformers toy.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Nissan GT-R and Huracan had a baby.

      • donald seymour

        I’m think the same thing.

  • Knotmyrealname

    The front end reminded me of a mashed up Mustang for some reason.
    The rest just looks like a mash-up.

  • pureworx

    pointless rebodied huracan

    • CarCzarDesigner

      I agree. But at least it is a little different, however not by much. There is too much styling from Lamborghini in this that it could pass itself off as one. What was needed here is a much fresher design. This is a missed opportunity to demonstrate Ital Design’s talents.

  • That stepped rear looks a complete mess.

    • Bash

      reminds me of the Diablo.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    too much lamborghini to me..

  • donald seymour

    This is not my Italdesign.

  • Bash


  • Thomas

    That’s the worst Italdesign ever. I am sorry for Mr. Giugiaro. At least it doesn’t carry his name. RIP Italdesign.

  • Puddingpopper

    Looks like the boss left

  • Evo45

    New Toyota Supra? Anyone?

  • Mikestroh

    It’s a visual abomination!!!!…Bleh!!!…..WTH?????

  • John Smith

    When you’ve got “design” in your name and these are the results, it doesn’t bode well.

  • KenjiK

    Huracan based Centenario.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    It’s not bad looking but it doesn’t stand out in the sea of cars in its category.

  • Dariush

    Italdesign used to design exciting futuristic vehicles. Now this. 🙁

  • Red_Light_Green_Light_123

    Looks like it has a hipster mustache.

  • Imjus Sayin

    Yeowza…I thought Italian style was all about sophistication and timeless beauty. Something more visually memorable like the Bugatti Veyron / Chiron.

    • Matt

      Really? Italy does outrageous too you know. Remember the Countach?

  • Rick Alexander

    Is it groundbreaking? Not to me, but I still like it. I’d be curious as to just how much of this car is shared with the Huracan.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Cool Lambo, bro.

  • sidewaysspin

    Cabin is too forward, looks awkward because of that.

  • ZenithEyEvil

    Wannabe Lancia Stratos


  • ohbebek

    Congrats VAG.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Why did it have to be so ugly?

  • Six Thousand Times

    When the old man left, his sense of style went with him.

  • profile reminds me of the lancia stratos, it looks like a kit car, something you put together in your garage with a cougar as base, dont like it

  • fabri99

    Awful and uninspiring, just as all the latest Italdesign works.

  • Dennis James

    Looks like a pimped up Nissan GTR to me 🙂

  • Matt

    I’m going to buck the trend here, I love it. The outrageous styling speaks to my inner boy in a way that the smooth, clinically pretty Huracan, R8 do not.

    To own one would be like having a real-life video game car in your garage. It is ugly/beautiful/outrageous all at the same time, and to my mind looks back to some of the great design that came out of Italy in the 1990’s, but with a contemporary flavour.

    I honestly believe it’s too easy to design a beautiful (or at least pretty supercar). The classic proportions and geometric rules have been set in place since the Countach. Anyone can do it.

    This to my mind is one of the most refreshing designs of recent years. It’s not pretty per se, but it’s brutal. And many people like myself (and inner boy) find the brutality more exciting.

  • klowik

    that’s a LamboPagFerrari !!!

  • Blade t

    Looks too busy

  • SteersUright

    Damn! This is crap!

  • Chad Gordon

    I see Enzo, Nissan GTR, lancia Stratos,Huracan, Sisto Elemento, GT by Citroen, and even a little 63 stingray in the fenders! Not all combinations of good things equal good things.

  • Vassilis


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