New Italdesign Concept Pays Homage To Leonardo DaVinci

Italdesign has released more details and images of the DaVinci Concept that’s on display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as we speak.

Dedicated to Leonardo DaVinci, the study has been designed as a Gran Turismo with a pure electric drivetrain. It’s capable of housing two electric motors, one on each axle, whereas the batteries are mounted on the floor.

Furthermore, with only a few modifications, it can house an internal combustion engine, too, with four-wheel drive. This version was developed around a 4.0-liter V8, said the Italian coachbuilder, and fitting it desn’t necessitate any changes to the car’sdesign which looks nicely executed.

At 4,981 mm (196.1 in) long, 2,124 mm (83.6 in) wide and 1,392 mm (54.8 in) tall, it’s slightly larger than the new BMW 8-Series Coupe, and has a 2,900 mm (114.2 in) longer wheelbase. The elegant exterior is completed by the sporty roofline, gullwing-style doors, OLED taillights that form a hexagonal frame and active spoiler. Additionally, it’s equipped with a new set of tires made by Pirelli specifically for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that reduce rolling resistance and noise.

The interior has no less than three screens, including one mounted in front of the passengers, another in the central console in a portrait mode and one for the digital instrument cluster. In the middle of the dashboard, right under the air vents, a display surface is embedded into the upholstery, which integrates the climate controls.

The DaVinci is only a concept, but with enough interest, Italdesign said that it can be put into production with minimal changes. Furthermore, it can “fit different platforms developed by different brands”, which increases its chances of hitting the street.


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  • carlbolt

    Nice looking A7.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Dead sexy. Put some normal doors on it and it’s ready for sale.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I think the big doors add character. Might need to hinge up like the Model X though

  • TheBelltower

    Man this is nice.

    • Andrewthecarguy


  • Perry F. Bruns

    Agreed. I love the styling, but I kinda expected the doors to spiral open.

  • Bash

    Probably what Tesla Model S could look IF they have brain.

  • SteersUright

    One hell of a nice looking sports sedan.

  • StrangerGP

    This is how an Audi A7 should look like.

  • Evan McMaster

    Probably built on the same platform. Italdesign is owned by Audi as well.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Da Vinci is ashamed by this horrendous thing.
    That man invented the military tank, helicopter, the plane, endless engeeniring marvels still used today, was a painter, a sculptor and more in 1500s.
    And then this Audi comes out with his name on it.

  • Liam Paul

    any car platform, let me roll on down there with my 2009 kia sportage lol

  • Andrew Ngo

    Mustang 2030!

  • Ever since Giugiaro left Italdesign, their design become bland and hardly beautiful in my opinion,

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