Here’s How The Lamborghini V10-Powered Italdesign Zerouno Came To Life

Deep-pocketed enthusiasts cannot buy an Italdesign Zerouno straight from the company, as all of them have been sold.

However, this isn’t stopping the famous Italian styling house, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group since 2010, to provide a new insight into how their exclusive model came to life, in a 4-minute long video that focuses on craftsmanship.

Presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, as part of the newly launched Italdesign Automobili Speciali brand, the Zerouno has an original bodywork, with plenty of carbon fiber meant to keep its weight down. It rides on 20-inch wheels made by OZ, and each of the five units has been developed specifically for their customers, who had to choose between several option packages as well.

And while its exterior may be controversial for some, what lies beneath is pure coolness: a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that’s used in the Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8. The unit churns out 610 horsepower and allows the Italdesign Zerouno to sprint from naught to 100km/h (62mph) in 3.2sec, before maxing out at 330km/h (205mph).


  • Ray Filetti

    I still don’t get the point of this car. Its just a body on an Audi R8 at several times the price of an R8, and not too pretty a one at that.

    • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

      unlike the R8 , this car is rare, beautiful and there isnt any car on the road like it

      • Ray Filetti

        You really believe this is beautiful? OK. But it is nothing more than an Audi R8 with fancy clothes. It is cynical and superficial. An Aventador drive past me yesterday – one of Perini’s best works. The Z1 is not.

        • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

          exactly i c an aventador almost daily , this ive never seen before and will probably wont,

          • SteersUright

            So it isn’t beauty you’re after, its exclusivity. When you live somewhere where everyone has an Aventador, it isn’t very special anymore, despite the fact that its a stunningly beautiful car. As a result, you may require something that stands out from the herd even if it isn’t actually good looking. I understand the logic and the appeal of having something much more rare and “special”, but I do think they could have done a MUCH better job with the shape of this thing. It just doesn’t work and when you take a perfectly beautiful exotic car and add a ton of money to end up with something uglier, I cant mark that as a win.


  • jsz00

    Who cares… Tesla roadster is faster and can be had for much less than this piece of crap.

  • SteersUright

    I think the entire design and fabrication process is easily much more beautiful than the final product, which looks incongruent and pieced together and rather unnatural. Again, the actual design process, seeing the computer modeling tools, the 3d printers, carbon layering, and overall craftsmanship was amazing to watch.

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