The carbon fibre-bodied supercar will be strictly limited to just five units.

Having made its debut a couple of months ago at the Geneva Motor Show, the Zerouno supercar is finally ready to hit the track. For the moment, we only have a preview video of the V10-powered machine to announce its presence at the forthcoming Torino Auto Show set for June 7-11. Created by the newly-founded Italdesign Automobili Speciali, the Zerouno is a road-legal vehicle, but it loses that status once the optional “Corsa” package is specified.

Only five of them are going to be made — each at about $1.6 million USD. If you’re wondering why it costs so much, potential buyers had a saying in the car’s somewhat controversial appearance. In an interview with Automotive News during the Geneva show, company CEO Joerg Astalosch acknowledged “That is a lot of money. So we try to embrace the customer and really try to understand their need.” Wealthy individuals were given the opportunity to see the supercar’s design before it was signed off and actually had the chance to ask Italdesign Automobili Speciali about the modifications they would make.

 

By the time the Zerouno received its premiere at the Swiss car show, three out of the five cars had already been sold. AN reports it’s based on the same platform that has underpinned the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan, but with a full carbon fibre body.

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To refresh your memory about the specs, the familiar naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre unit pumps out 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Output is channeled to all four wheels via a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic gearbox. It runs to 100 kilometres per hour from a standstill in 3.2 seconds, and can reach a maximum velocity of 330 km/h. These numbers are identical to those of the R8 V10 Plus.

The Zerouno heralds a series of limited-run cars to come from Italdesign Automobili Speciali in the future.

Source: Italdesign Automobili Speciali

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