Italdesign teases GT Zero ahead of Geneva Motor Show
Italdesign has released a teaser image previewing a concept headed for the Geneva Motor Show.
The silhouette shows a traditional sports car’s wedge-shaped nose, paired with the long, low roofline of a shooting brake or wagon. Pronounced fender lines add musculature to the profile, but we will have to wait until Tuesday’s reveal to see more.
What’s perhaps more interesting is the name, GT Zero, leading some to believe that it will be a zero-emissions grand tourer, likely driven by an all-electric powertrain. It would continue on the theme established at Geneva last year when Italdesign showed the GEA concept, and autonomous sedan with four electric motors with a combined output of 764 horsepower.
Ownership of Italdesign was taken over by the VW Group’s Audi brand last year, after its founder — legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro stepped down and sold his shares to VW. VW Group’s design chief Walter de Silva — formerly of Fiat and Alfa Romeo and the driving force behind decades of Audis from the A5 to the R8 — was named head of Italdesign in September, but promptly resigned in November. Whether this concept heralds a new VW or Audi product remains to be seen.