Duerta means “open” in Piedmontese dialect, it’s chapter two in Automobili Speciali history.
The Zerouno Duerta represents phase two in Italdesign’s strategic plan for creating iconic, high-performance products that collectors will treasure.
As in the case of the Zerouno coupé, lightness and aerodynamics are the core elements of this new model’s design. Hence, the choice to use carbon fibre for the entire bodywork, accompanied by a generous use of this material in the vehicle’s interior as well. State-of-the-art fibre-layering technology combines with the skills of the craftsmen during the finishing stages to achieve a light weight, despite the car measuring 4,847 mm in length, 1,970 mm in width and 1,204 mm in height.
The modifications made to the chassis to allow the roof — also made of carbon fibre — to be removed have not compromised performance: the powerful naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine allows the car to attain a top speed of over 320 km/h.
The team of designers has worked with a view to keeping all the characteristics of the Zerouno coupé: the style is consistent with the coupé version, with the same aggressive touches dictated by aerodynamics; the bonnet retains the Y Duct system to optimise downforce and airflow while in motion. The upper and rear parts of the car’s body have been completely redesigned to permit the roof to be removed without compromising performance and comfort when the vehicle is being driven topless.
The roof can be removed manually, but the Zerouno Duerta also comes with an emergency soft top to be used in the event of inclement weather during a trip.
Full press kit and pictures here.