After giving us a bunch of teaser shots, Giugiaro has finally revealed its Quaranta concept car ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. Giugiaro says that the Quaranta is an ‘environment-friendly, 4WD super sports-car’ incorporates its sleek styling, combines a hybrid engine with solar energy to a mid-mounted rear engine.
According to AutoWeek, the four-wheel-drive Quaranta uses Toyota’s hybrid powertrain technology with an estimated 0-62 times of 4 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
Giugiaro says that the Quaranta can accommodate three adults and a child, while providing a generous luggage compartment. So, after all the anticipation Giugiaro built up with teaser shots, what do you think of the Quaranta?
Click through for more images and a short video, as well as the press release.
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Uncompromising innovation in Giugiaro tradition
An “extreme”, clean-technology project embodying 40 years of styling research and engineering celebrated by Italdesign Giugiaro in Geneva.
The “Quaranta” project is a concept car designed to celebrate Italdesign Giugiaro”s forty years of business in styling and technological research at the service of the automotive sector.
The Quaranta, world-premiered at the 2008 Geneva International Motor Show, is a synthesis of Italdesign Giugiaro”s unmatched experience of automotive design: from city cars to super sports-cars, from MPVs to medium-engined saloons up to and including luxury flagships and environment-friendly SUV, not to mention light/heavy duty commercial vehicles, in complete cooperation with leading manufacturers all over the world.
The Quaranta is an “extreme” product, an environment-friendly, 4WD super sports-car which incorporates a series of innovative aspects: its styling, but also its drive technology, which combines a hybrid engine with solar energy, and its internal layout which, despite its mid-mounted rear engine, can accommodate three adults and a child, also providing a generous luggage compartment.
The idea which inspired the Quaranta project is that of the first single-volume concept car with central engine and drive. The original reference is to the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta which, at that time, represented a major breakthrough in styling, now adapted to state-of-the-art technology and enriched with Italdesign Giugiaro”s forty years experience of research.
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