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.