ITALDESIGN DAVINCI CONCEPT SHOWCASES GULLWING DOOR BEFORE GENEVA DEBUT
Although it has designed only one mainstream car over the last decade, the Audi Q2 in 2017, Italdesign penned the Nissan GT-R50 limited edition and a few impressive concept cars in recent years. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Italian firm will unveil yet another concept, a sleek grand tourer that goes by the name DaVinci.To get more news about DC100, you can visit davincimotor.com official website.
The concept is worthy of its name, taken from the famous Renaissance-era painter, thanks to its striking exterior design that combines race-inspired, aggressive features with smooth cues typical of classic grand tourers.
Finished in bright red paint, the DaVinci features an organic front fascia with an aggressive splitter that incorporates no fewer than eight tiny vents. We don’t know whether these are functional not, but they definitely look cool. The big vents on the sides, the hexagonal, closed-off grille, and the extremely slim headlamps round of the front fascia.Because it features one big gullwing door on each side, the four-seater doesn’t have B-pillars, which further intensify its sleek and sporty appearance.
The rear fascia is equally impressive. The spoiler gently extends beyond the trunk lid to wrap around the fascia, while the turbine-look, twin taillights remind me of classic Ferraris. The clean bumper is abruptly interrupted by a massive two-piece diffuser that signals tremendous performance coming from under the shell.The interior is a cool mix of classic and modern features. There’s a big, tablet-style display on the center console, two additional screens on the passenger-side dashboard, and a sizeable digital instrument cluster to follow all of the car’s function. The center stack incorporates touch-sensitive controls for the A/C system and subtle hexagonal vents. The steering wheel has a flat top and bottom, as well as touch-sensitive controls on two of the three spokes.
Moving over to the classy cues, the dashboard features a thin chrome stripe that runs from the steering wheel toward the passenger-side corner and then extends into the wrap-around door panels. This feature seems to be a nod to vintage American cars. Both the door panels and the lower dash have clean, simple designs, as does the center console beyond the infotainment display. While the rear seats seem a bit cramped, the front compartment offers generous legroom and elbow room.With the Zerouno coupe fitted with the 5.2-liter V-10 from parent company Audi, the DaVinci likely also borrows an electric powertrain from the German firm, which in turns has access to technology from the Volkswagen Group. For instance, Italdesign could use the 764-horsepower electric drivetrain that Audi showcased in the PB18 e-tron concept in 2018. This motor-battery combo also provides a 310-mile range, which is quite appealing in today’s EV market.