Italdesign was founded in 1968 in Turin, Italy, and has designed and engineered more than 300 production cars, and premiered more than 100 concept cars at the most important world auto shows. Many of its pieces have been featured in Gran Turismo.
Some of the cars designed by Italdesign have gone on to become genuine movie stars, such as the DeLorean DMC 12, which starred in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy, or the Lotus Esprit, which was driven by Roger Moore in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.
The Italdesign EXENEO Vision Gran Turismo continues the long Italian tradition of Gran Turismo automobiles, though updated with cutting-edge technology. Inspired by the 2013 all-road, mid-rear engine, compact GT Italdesign Parcour, this concept car features four different chassis settings (track, snow, off-road and urban), and was designed to be driven both on circuits and off-road tracks.
A powerful V10 midship engine, together with two 200 kW (268.2 BHP) electric motors, assures a total output of 910 kW (1,219.9 BHP) of power, allowing the EXENEO VGT to reach a top speed of 236.1 mph, with an acceleration from 0 to 62.1 mph in 2.5 secs. A 7-speed gearbox, Individual Wheel Drive (IWD) and KERS recovery system complete the power train. To ensure maximum stability, intelligent suspension adapts automatically to different types of terrain.
Literally developed ‘around the driver,’ this VGT features a crystal sphere cockpit. The V10 engine behind the driver further contributes to an integrated feel, while the electric engines in front allow for maximum push during acceleration. A carbon fibre and aluminium tape envelop the driver and engine as a 'xenium', Latin for 'gift for the guest’—and what a gift it is.