Italdesign delivered the first Zerouno. Bearing the chassis number #0001, the vehicle marks Italdesign’s entry into the elite of limited-edition automakers with its Automobili Speciali (“Special Cars”) division.
Italdesign Automobili Speciali was created, on the one hand, to meet the requests of collectors and car enthusiasts interested in unique, ultra-exclusive, high-performance vehicles. On the other hand, Italdesign’s division for Ultra Limited Series Production cars showcases Italdesign’s ability and full capability to offer other car manufacturers a service combining high-tech content with rich artisanal craftsmanship, for the production of their own limited-edition vehicles.
Zerouno, featuring the same livery and configuration as the model unveiled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, was delivered to Steven Lismont, an important automotive sector entrepreneur and car collector, from Belgium in the Italdesign Headquarter in Turin, where it was created and where it was tested and validated to ensure an outstanding vehicle performance.
Steven Lismont also had the opportunity to experience his new car’s performance and characteristics for the first time, with a test drive of about 100 km around Italdesign’s headquarters in Moncalieri. “Based on same experience I wasn’t expecting such a high-performance vehicle to be so easy and pleasant to drive” – said the owner upon completing the mixed-route drive. “It’s a car that provides amazing sensations during sporty driving, but it’s also suitable for everyday use. This combination of craftsmanship, sportiness and every day usability makes the Zerouno unique..”
The car was delivered to Steven Lismont by Italdesign’s CEO Jörg Astalosch, along with members of the company’s Management Committee and of the team that worked directly on the project. “We are proud to have Steven as our first customer and to start a legacy with him. His feedback during the development and production was extremely important. Based on his experience we improved the ZeroUno further. We are especially proud of the quality of its design, engineering and production, starting from the visuals, over the HMI design and functionality, to the interior material use and the vehicle performance.”
The vehicle delivered is the first in the series of five Zerouno planned for production, which have all already been sold to collectors from different parts of the world.
Using a state of the art carbon-aluminum modular frame and a body made entirely out of carbon fiber, the ZeroUno is powered by a naturally aspirated Audi Sport V10 engine, with an intelligent all-wheel drive system and a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox. It tops out at 330 km/h and does accelerate from zero to 100 Km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The Zerouno was designed, engineered, produced and tested by Italdesign in Turin, combining all skills and competences achieved in the past 49 years since its foundation.