The new concept car by GFG Style, a two-seater, electric hyper-SUV with 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering, is called Kangaroo and its styling is a match for any terrain, thanks to its functionality and technology.
Ателье GFG Style, принадлежащее дизайнеру Джорджетто Джуджаро и его сыну Фабрицио, раскрыло детали электрического гиперкросса Kangaroo, публичный дебют которого состоится в Женеве. Концепт оснастили подвеской с тремя уровнями дорожного просвета и убирающимся сплиттером для езды по бездорожью.
Полноприводная «тележка» для GFG Style Kangaroo была разработана в сотрудничестве с китайской фирмой CH Auto. Кузов «гиперкроссовера» изготовлен из углепластика, а крылья, для снижения массы, из поликарбоната. Силовая установка состоит из двух 180-киловаттных (360 киловатт или 483 силы и 680 Нм момента) электромоторов и тяговой батареи емкостью 90 киловатт-часов.
Разгон с места до «сотни» у Kangaroo занимает 3,8 секунды. Максимальная скорость электрокара — 250 километров в час. На одной зарядке он способен проехать до 450 километров.
Гиперкросс оборудован гидравлической подвеской с регулировкой дорожного просвета. В режиме Race клиренс составляет 120, Road — 140, а Off-Road — 260 миллиметров. Одновременно с изменением высоты также меняется угол развал колес. Кроме того, автомобиль оснащен подруливающими задними колесами и выдвижным сплиттером, который в сложенном состоянии позволяет увеличить угол въезда до 26 градусов.
Среди других особенностей GFG Style Kangaroo: маленькие призматические светодиоды сзади, выполняющие роль фонарей заднего хода, ламбо-двери, три дисплея, салон с отделкой кожей от мастерской Poltrona Frau (такая же используется на моделях Maserati), компактный блок сенсоров и камер системы автономного управления, смонтированный на крыше, а также 22-дюймовые колеса.
До ухода из ItalDesign Джуджаро разработал концепт спортивного кроссовера со схожей философией. Купе-кроссовер Parcour
оснастили трехрежимной настраиваемой подвеской с восемью амортизаторами и дорожным просветом до 330 миллиметров, а также двигателем V10 от Lamborghini.
“I have tried to imagine”, says Fabrizio Giugiaro, “the future of electric hedonistic cars; the
result is a concept I have believed in for some time, namely the transmission of
uncompromising passion and sportiness in one car, for any road condition: be it track, sand,
dirt or snow. A concept that can arouse excitement and meet the needs of an increasingly
demanding clientele, in search of innovative styling architectures with the maximum that
technology allows today, both inside and out”.
“Just like a kangaroo”, continues Fabrizio, “it rises up, springs into action, jumps from one
terrain to another and is fast, very fast indeed!”
This high-performance concept has already been tested on the ice-bound tracks of St.
Moritz, where it amazed everybody for its dynamism and aesthetic impact: a high performing
yet comfortable car, seemingly extreme but in fact highly rational, with forms suitable for
performance without sacrificing beauty.
The appearance of the front already announces its ambitions, with a serious look into the
future, thanks to the headlight technology and adaptive spoiler. This appearance changes
with the configuration input, which modifies vehicle trim and adapts to the performance of the
The nose features the GFG aluminum frieze, a signature feature of GFG Style prototypes.
In keeping with the tradition of extreme Grand Tourers, the passenger layout offers two
The side panel is sculpted to accommodate big 22" wheels, the car's primary impact feature.
On the side is a very clean line that starts from the rear, a
The rear is conceptually similar to the front, with the recessed lights generating an
expression of sportiness while overhanging a large air outlet; the latter conceals the functions
of arrow and reverse lights, through small prisms of Led crystal that create a precious "jewel
Accessibility is once again refined and innovative, as the upper part of the dome lifts up gullwing fashion, while the lower part, the door itself, has a slightly "scissors-like" opening.
Optically, the shape of the body is divided in two; both the upper part, characterised by a
large dome, and the lower part, like the bonnet, offer different chromatic solutions: they can
in fact be in exposed carbon or body colour. This can generate very different personalities
between the sportier or more elegant versions.
Special cameras and sensors are located on the roof for autonomous driving purposes, and
other cameras are slotted into the mudguards, which also include the direction lights.
The "cut" next to the door, which may look like a wing to let air in, is in fact the flap, present
on both sides, to fuel the car with two different types of charging (one fast and the other
The wheels, which are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion tyres, have also been specially designed for
the Mak to transmit dynamism, and possess an element of the same colour as the car: they
are therefore in polished, chrome-plated aluminum, black and orange.
As for the interior, the two-seats-only formula offers two sporty but surprisingly comfortable
seats with a special design featuring cushions fitted to a carbon structure so that driver and
passenger are almost "lifted up" by the seat frame, thus ensuring comfort without sacrificing
wraparound and restraining functions.
The dashboard features 3 displays with 3 different functions: the first is dedicated to
monitoring the situation around the car, as if it were a big rear-view mirror, just under the
crossbeam; the second is located in front of the steering wheel showing the general functions
of the car; the third is on the centre console and also includes two handy drink holders, to
manage everything related to entertainment and navigation.
The dashboard is designed in two parts divided by an aluminum slat, which channels the air
flows from the air conditioning: the upper part is a large leather wing, visually reminiscent of a
horse saddle that joins up with the panels, while the lower part is made of Kult fabric in a
dashing colour, in this case orange, to convey freshness, sportiness and also material
All the materials, carbon-printed leather from Poltrona Frau and the already mentioned Kult
leather and fabric supplied by PT Pantaloni Torino, have been chosen to convey the idea of
sportiness but also practicality, considering the wide-ranging use of the car.
The electric platform was developed in collaboration with CH Auto. A carbon fibre body is
set up on an advanced space frame that houses two 180 kW motors. The body is in carbon
fibre while the wings, for minimum weight, are in polycarbonate and the windscreen in glass.
The main dynamic feature, from which the name derives, is the possibility of raising and
lowering the vehicle body by 120mm, via three configurations: Racing (140mm), dedicated to
high speed, Road (190mm) and Off-road (260mm); another feature is the camber of the
wheels that, depending on the configuration, changes to ensure a different degree of
The vehicle can be admired in different configurations: in addition to the running prototype, in
fact, a clay model will show a version with roof and bonnet in exposed carbon. To highlight
the possibilities of extreme use, a model will be fitted with tracks to make it usable for fun on
impervious snow-covered terrains as well as on large stretches of ice.
The front and rear suspensions are made entirely of aluminum and high-strength steel with
double overlapping triangles.
The innovation of this new system is that the shock absorber unit has been replaced with a
new hydraulic system, connected to a fully adjustable 3-way shock absorber.
This hydraulic system allows you to vary vehicle trim and decouple the two springs mounted
on the shock absorber body.
In the Racing and Road configuration, the shock absorber works with a single spring, hence
with a single elastic constant "K" that configures the car with greater specific stiffness.
In the Off-road version, the shock absorber works with two springs in series, hence the
resulting elastic constant "Kr" is much lower: this allows the car to be configured with a lower
specific stiffness. This is the best condition for off-road use, absorbing more road roughness
and also tackling the rough terrain typical of off-roading in absolute comfort.
Vehicle system description:
- Integration of the 4WS hydraulic system for maintaining very low turning circles even with the
use of big tyres.
- Retractable splitter to improve the off-road qualities of the vehicle by increasing the ramp
angles to values higher than 26°.