Giugiaro’s GFG Sibylla EV Concept Makes Gullwing Doors Look Boring

GFG Style, together with Envison Energy, has brought a highly efficient and fast sedan concept to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The concept is over 5 meters (16.4 ft) long and stands 1.48 meters (4.85 ft) tall, boasting electric propulsion and a surprisingly accessible, well lit cockpit, with a panoramic view. In order to get in, the driver has to slide the windscreen forward by 750 mm (29.5 in), which then closes automatically along with the doors once the occupants are seated.

Aside from the large dome roof and missing A-pillars, other standout features include the large 22-inch wheels, sharp horizontal headlights with a distinctive illuminated pattern, two spoilers and two air intakes on either side of the grille, plus an additional spoiler right underneath.

One of the Sibylla’s most interesting features though is its front stop light – yes, you read that correctly. Although no vehicle is obligated by law to feature such a thing, the Sibylla does, and can give pedestrians a sort of assurance when crossing the road, as they receive visual confirmation that the approaching car is indeed braking/slowing down.

The interactive front grille can also share information regarding battery charge status, and not just movement alerts for braking or turning.

Inside, there are multiple displays powered by Envision’s EnOS platform, allowing this concept to provide its four passengers with outside environment info, such as the weather report, driving conditions, the location of the nearest charging point and so on.

Now, if you think the steering wheel looks a bit weird, that’s because it actually comes with aircraft-style yoke commands, while touch pads are positioned at thumb level to help the driver keep his or her eyes fixed on the road. The cabin is finished in Poltrona Frau leather, while the inside of the backrests comes with an innovative sensor, programmed to detect sudden changes in passengers’ physical condition, such as variations in blood pressure and heart rate.

Finally, in a straight line, the all-wheel drive, full electric Sibylla can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds thanks to its total power output of 400 kW (536 HP), aided by its four electric motors and 100 kWh battery. The all electric range is rated at 450 km (280 miles), whereas the maximum speed is simply said to be over 200 km/h (124 mph).

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Image credits Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien, NP, Giugiaro

  • matrem
  • LWOAP

    Meh….

    • Bo Hanan

      Just plan an extra 10 minutes every time you get in/out of it.

      • LWOAP

        Or I can fall in and out of it and save myself 9 minutes.

  • willhaven

    Can’t be gullwing doors if they aren’t gullwing door…

    • LeStori

      No these new ones are still Dull Wing(sic) doors. Stupid to the point of being “pointless”

      • Mill0048

        Looks like gullwing windows to me. lol

  • LeStori

    This vehicle assumes you will never have to open your windows to do things like pay a toll or for parking. Yes there are still places where they take your real money.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I don’t know, I actually like it.

  • NOT VERY WELL THOUGHT. THE FEELING YOU’RE GONNA BE HIT ON THE HEAD EVERY TIME THE WINDOW SLAMS DOWN ON YOU.

    • I was thinking if the glass canopy weren’t to open, you’d smash your head on the glass as you open the door.

      • THAT’S TRUE, IT’S EVEN LESS THOUGHT OUT THAN I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.

  • Marty

    They also make gullwing doors look practical.
    “How do we get out?”
    “You just have to move these four panels in three different directions”

    • LWOAP

      Now if the car rolls over in a crash….

  • wow it actually travelled through time and came straight from 2000.

    • Mill0048

      Pic 18 of the car in a command center looks like it came from the box art of an Atari game.

  • Status

    Same way I feel about the Model X; both parties have needlessly over-complicated a door for limited stylistic means over a conventional door which has worked reliability in hundreds of millions of people all over the world for over a century.

  • Six_Tymes

    stunning, i like it

  • Puddingpopper

    branding was done on MSword?

  • Mind Synthetic

    the girls are pretty…….

    • Bo Hanan

      The girls are “tired.” Car show females aren’t what they used to be. And these

  • salamOOn

    its raining… we have to stay in the car until the sun comes out….

    • INSIDE WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE AWFULLY HOT.

  • Autoexperte

    Giugiaro, Pininfarina or Giugiaro only build car studies that are the template for Chinese car manufacturers

    • Lol yeah they had to sell low and design some cars for Chinese or Iranian

  • I like the design, and maybe with conventional door it will works. But then I don’t believe in some anonymous Chinese company that promise a lot.

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