Italdesign Zerouno Duerta Goes Topless In Geneva

The Volkswagen Group Night at the Geneva Motor Show was underwhelming – to say the least, but the clear star was of the event was the stunning Zerouno Duerta from Italdesign.

The company is staying tight-lipped about specifics but the Zerouno Duerta is an open air version of the Zerouno coupe which debuted last year. The two models are largely identical but the roadster has a unique back half which loosely echoes the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster.

Removing the roof resulted in several major changes and the most noticeable difference is the buttresses that run from the passenger compartment all the way to the rear of the car. Between them sits a small window which gives us a peek at the Audi-sourced engine.

Full details won’t be released until tomorrow’s press conference but, the since the Zerouno Duerta is based on the Zerouno coupe, we already have a pretty good idea about what to expect.

88. Geneva International Motor Show, 06.03.2018, Palexpo – Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien

The most notable feature is the bespoke carbon fiber bodywork which is laid on top of a lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum chassis. The car’s 20-inch aluminum wheels also appear to carryover and so does the carbon-ceramic braking system.

Getting back to the engine, it is likely a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that produces 610 PS (449 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The ten-cylinder lump from Audi should be paired to seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system like on the Audi R8.

This setup enabled the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) so we can expect the Duerta to post similar numbers.

Production will be extremely limited and reports have suggested the model will cost around cost €1.9 ($2.3) million.

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Image credits Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien

  • LWOAP

    There’s only five of these being made right? So it’s a safe bet to say this may end up being the only time we’ll see this thing out in public. For some people that’s a good thing because it’s not winning any beauty contests.

    • Amen brother, although. I had a feeling I will see this at this year Goodwood FoS.

  • Still looks ugly and pointless, I like when design has philosophy, this one is like “Quick we need a super expensive car to sell so VW still love us, I know! Let’s ask five year old on what car he wants”.

  • SteersUright

    Yeah so why get this over the vastly prettier and cheaper Huracan that its based on? I have no clue…

  • $2.3 MILLION FOR THIS?

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    i don’t know why but this car & it’s counterpart (the coupe) looks -to me- like an old subaru WRX when i squint..

  • Miknik

    “Lets make an Audi R8 Spider way uglier and charge 10 times it’s normal price for it.” Sad thing is that it will work with nouveau riche people in Dubai or China…

    • Ironically, consumer for coachbuilt cars mostly come from Europe…

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