|
English
|

2019 ItalDesign DaVinci

ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Interior
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Interior
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Interior
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Interior
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Interior
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Interior
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Design Sketch by Giuseppe Ceccio
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Design Sketch by Giuseppe Ceccio
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Design Sketch by Giuseppe Ceccio
ItalDesign DaVinci Concept, 2019 - Design Sketch by Giuseppe Ceccio
Images: Ital Design
Rating:  3    -0    +3
Dedicated to Leonardo DaVinci, the study has been designed as a Gran Turismo with a pure electric drivetrain.
После серии интригующих тизеров ателье ItalDesign полностью рассекретило свой новый проект, построенный в честь 500-летнего юбилея художника Леонардо да Винчи. Концепт, почти готовый к серии, представляет собой, по сути, платформу-конструктор для строительства самых разных машин.

Четырехместный гранд-турер получил умеренно экстравагантную внешность с отчетливо классическими мотивами в итальянском духе. Но главным достоинством кузова концепта стали огромные двери в стиле "крыло чайки", обеспечивающие доступ и на передние, и на задние кресла.

Интерьер DaVinci также выглядит практически готовым к конвейерному производству: предусмотрены не только четыре раздельных кресла, но и три экрана на передней панели. Помимо ставших уже традиционными цифровой "приборки" и вертикального центрального монитора (с него управляются все дополнительные функции, от навигации до климат-контроля) еще один дисплей предназначен для переднего пассажира. В отделке применяются натуральная кожа и алькантара.

При этом в ItalDesign поделились только размерами концепта: 4,98 м в длину при колесной базе в 2,9 м, 2,1 м в ширину и 1,4 м в высоту, а дорожный просвет DaVinci составляет 119 мм.

О силовой установке прототипа не сказано ни слова. Это связано с тем, что, по словам разработчиков, концепт адаптирован под установку любой силовой установки – от электродвигателя на каждой оси с батареей между ними до четырехлитрового V8 под капотом и механической системы полного привода. Зато вместе с прототипом дебютировали особые шины Pirelli P Zero Elect, специально разработанные для электромобилей и гибридов.

В ItalDesign рассчитывают, что проектом DaVinci заинтересуется кто-то из крупных производителей – партнеров ателье.


- Italdesign's latest creation, dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci's creative genius, makes its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show
- Filippo Perini, Head of Innovation Design: “It is ideally dedicated to Leonardo because his eclectic approach is an inspiration to Italdesign”
- It is a project for the future, not a futuristic project: with few changes it is ready for the production
- Biodynamic design as a source of inspiration
- Equipped with the new Pirelli P Zero Elect, specifically designed for electric vehicles

Geneva, 5 March 2019

In the five-hundredth anniversary year of Leonardo's death, Italdesign is dedicating its latest showcar, the Italdesign DaVinci, to the Italian genius.

The DaVinci is a design concept for a Gran Turismo with a 100% electric drive. Its sporty nature combines with utmost refined elegance in both its exterior lines and interior design, placing it firmly in the premium segment.

Measuring 4,981mm in length and 2,124mm in width, it can comfortably seat four passengers. Its 2,900mm wide wheelbase and reduced overhangs confirm its sporting focus also in aesthetic terms, emphasised by a ground clearance of just 119mm.

In keeping with its tradition, the Italdesign Innovation Design Department headed by Filippo Perini, conceived the design of this concept car so that with just a few adjustments it can easily be adapted to series production and the family feeling of several brands. The few ‘exotic’ features typical of a showcar are concentrated in the expansive gullwing doors, which allow both the front and rear seats to be accessed at the same time, as well as in the rear optical units and aerodynamic lateral tailfins integrated in the doors.

"We wanted to pay homage to Leonardo's genius by symbolically dedicating this vehicle to him," explains Filippo Perini, Head of Innovation Design. "Leonardo was an ante-litteram engineer, an eclectic personality whose interests ranged from painting to sculpture, architecture, graphical design and experimentation. His eclectic approach is a strong inspiration for our day-by-day work”.

“Every showcar made in Italdesign is the manifesto of our activities, skills and competences and the result of a 1,000 people teamwork – continues Jörg Astalosch, CEO of Italdesign. All our units are fully engaged in these projects: Styling, Engineering, and, of course, the Showcar Construction Department, where technology and craftmanship combine to build up a car that is unique in the world”.

The Italdesign DaVinci has been 100% conceived, designed, planned and built at the Company’s Moncalieri plant, in Italy.

Biodynamic design as an inspiration for the exterior styling

“The design language of the Italdesign DaVinci draws inspiration from the shapes created by nature – Filippo Perini, Head of Innovation Design, stated – Its curvy, yet muscular lines combine to form intersections of volumes, rather than a juxtaposition of planes, with the full/empty dichotomy that livens up the vehicle's styling”.

Contrast is a key aesthetic leitmotif of the DaVinci's overall design: the final effect is that of a classic, harmonious, well-proportioned and elegant premium vehicle, while some details, such as the front end or rear optical units, represent strongly discontinuous elements.

The fully electric setup has allowed the designers to reinterpret some elements of Italdesign's recent models, taking them to extremes. For example, this is the case of the Y Duct, included for the first time in the 2017 Zerouno. The DaVinci's bonnet air duct system is clearly a more prominent feature. Since no traditional radiator grille had to be incorporated, the apertures that form the Y Duct in this case occupy much of the vehicle's front end and bonnet surface, determining its general design.

The hexagonal element, introduced for the first time in the 2016 GTZero and included in all subsequent Italdesign vehicles, is back in the DaVinci, both in the bonnet’s air intake and in the rear optical units, where the biodynamic design inspiration is most in evidence. The rear headlamps, based on OLED technology, are composed of six ‘petals’ that form a hexagonal frame, enclosing ‘pistils’ that incorporate the direction indicators and backup lights.

The vehicle's rear end expressly evokes the Italian GT tradition, featuring a classic truncated tail, which combines an aesthetic element with aerodynamic function. The active spoiler, located above the optical units, features a wraparound design, extending to the sides.

Interiors: quality is the true luxury

The interior design is in keeping with the DaVinci's premium positioning, combining technology with exclusive materials, emphasising passenger space as a true added value.

The asymmetrical dashboard is slightly turned towards the driver. There are three screens: one replaces the instrument panel behind the steering wheel, another is located in front of the passenger and a third and larger unit is above the central tunnel, incorporating all major functions, from infotainment to travel data, from climate control to driver and passenger comfort. Passenger compartment climate control is regulated through hexagonal vents set into the dashboard. Thanks to the partnership with Alcantara, a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A., the Color&Trim Department has successfully transformed the upholstery of the central part of the dashboard into a display surface. The icons for the underlying buttons and vehicle temperature gauge emerge back-lit from the Alcantara fabric.

In the rear section of the central tunnel, the Alcantara fabric instead becomes fully interactive: the rear seat climate control buttons are directly integrated into the upholstery.

The balance between technology and exclusive materials, which ensure a warm, comfortable environment, is struck in view of the needs of customers of this type of vehicle, who prefer quality materials, sophisticated finishes and attention to refined details over the quantity of information and possible settings.

DaVinci: an eclectic project, not far from series production

The DaVinci has been developed by exploiting the potential of a typical electric platform capable of housing two motors, one on the front and one on the rear wheel axle, and batteries within the floor of the chassis and, carrying on the inspiration from Leonardo, Italdesign approached this project in the most eclectical way possible.

With few changes, avoinding for example some of the exotic solutions typical of a showcar, DaVinci might be ready for a series production and fit different platforms developed by different brands.

“Italdesign is a service company for the mobility industry – concludes Jörg Astalosch – the projects we unveil during the motor shows are never an end in itself. In 2017 and 2018 we demonstrated we are able to enter the market of ultra-limited series production with the Automobili Speciali brand and the Zerouno project. This year we go back to our roots: the aim of the DaVinci is to stimulate the industry with a concrete vision and quickly ready-to-go. This design, with some small changes, can even fit a traditional platform with endothermic engine; because this is exactly our mission: to provide OEMs with new solutions and innovative ideas to trigger the markets”.

Innovation Design and Engineering departments worked together to develop a version for an internal combustion engine platform with mechanical transmission. The main modifications for this solution of course relate to the front end, which in this case takes account of the location of the radiator and front engine, without changing the general design and in the interiors with a redesign of the central tunnel to house transmission and cardan shaft for the all wheel drive.

This combustion engine version was developed around a generous 4-litre V8.

Pirelli P Zero Elect

A world debut of a brand new special Pirelli tire version frames the launch of DaVinci: ‘Elect’ labels tires developed specifically for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. These special tires are the result of a particular balance between various technologies, allowing to offer a low rolling resistance to maximize the autonomy of the vehicle, as well as a reduction of the rolling noise so to enjoy the drive at full and an immediate grip delivered since the idle, necessary to support the torque of electric motors.
Source: auto.vesti.ru; ItalDesign Press Release
Coachbuilder: ItalDesign
1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Iguana (ItalDesign), 1968 Bizzarrini Manta (ItalDesign), 1969 Abarth 1600 (ItalDesign), 1970 Porsche Tapiro (ItalDesign), 1971 Alfa Romeo Caimano (ItalDesign), 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah (ItalDesign), 1972 Lotus Esprit (ItalDesign), 1972 Maserati Boomerang (ItalDesign), 1973 Audi Karmann Asso di Picche (ItalDesign), 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe (ItalDesign), 1974 ItalDesign Medici 1, 1974 Maserati Coupe (ItalDesign), 1976 Alfa Romeo New York Taxi (ItalDesign), 1976 BMW Karmann Asso di Quadri (ItalDesign), 1976 ItalDesign Medici 2, 1977 BMW M1 (ItalDesign), 1978 ItalDesign M8, 1978 Lancia Megagamma (ItalDesign), 1979 Isuzu Asso di Fiori (ItalDesign), 1980 Fiat Panda 4x4 Offroader/Strip (ItalDesign), 1980 Lancia Medusa (ItalDesign), 1981 DeLorean DMC 12 (ItalDesign), 1982 ItalDesign Capsula, 1982 Lamborghini Marco Polo (ItalDesign), 1982 Lancia Orca (ItalDesign), 1983 Renault Gabbiano (ItalDesign), 1984 Ford Maya (ItalDesign), 1984 ItalDesign Marlin, 1984 ItalDesign Together, 1984 Lotus Etna (ItalDesign), 1984 Saab 9000 (ItalDesign), 1985 Ford Maya II EM (ItalDesign), 1985 Ford Maya II ES (ItalDesign), 1986 ItalDesign Machimoto, 1986 ItalDesign Orbit, 1986 Oldsmobile Incas (ItalDesign), 1988 ItalDesign Asgard, 1988 ItalDesign Aspid, 1988 ItalDesign Aztec, 1989 Seat Proto T (ItalDesign), 1989 Subaru SVX (ItalDesign), 1990 Bugatti ID 90 (ItalDesign), 1990 Jaguar Kensington (ItalDesign), 1990 Seat Proto C (ItalDesign), 1990 Seat Proto TL (ItalDesign), 1991 BMW Nazca C2 (ItalDesign), 1991 BMW Nazca M12 (ItalDesign), 1992 BMW Columbus (ItalDesign), 1992 Fiat Cinquecento (ItalDesign), 1992 ItalDesign Biga, 1993 BMW Nazca C2 Spider (ItalDesign), 1993 Bugatti EB 112 (ItalDesign), 1993 ItalDesign Lucciola, 1994 Fiat Firepoint (ItalDesign), 1994 Lexus Landau (ItalDesign), 1995 Daewoo Bucrane (ItalDesign), 1995 Lamborghini Cala (ItalDesign), 1996 ItalDesign Formula 4, 1996 ItalDesign Formula Hammer, 1996 ItalDesign Formula Legram, 1997 Alfa Romeo Scighera (ItalDesign), 1997 Alfa Romeo Scighera GT (ItalDesign), 1997 Volkswagen W12 Syncro (ItalDesign), 1998 Bugatti EB 118 (ItalDesign), 1998 ItalDesign Structura, 1998 Volkswagen W12 Roadster (ItalDesign), 1999 Bugatti EB 18/3 Chiron (ItalDesign), 1999 Bugatti EB 218 (ItalDesign), 2000 ItalDesign Touareg, 2000 Maserati Buran (ItalDesign), 2000 Seat Salsa (ItalDesign), 2001 Aston Martin 2020 (ItalDesign), 2001 Maserati 320S (ItalDesign), 2001 Volkswagen W12 Coupe Nardo (ItalDesign), 2002 Alfa Romeo Brera Concept (ItalDesign), 2002 Volkswagen Tarek Concept (ItalDesign), 2003 ItalDesign Moray, 2003 Maserati Kubang GT Wagon (ItalDesign), 2004 Alfa Romeo Visconti (ItalDesign), 2004 Toyota Alessandro Volta (ItalDesign), 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 (ItalDesign), 2005 Ferrari GG50 (ItalDesign), 2005 Mitsubishi Nessie (ItalDesign), 2006 Ford Mustang (ItalDesign), 2007 ItalDesign VAD.HO, 2008 ItalDesign Quaranta, 2008 SsangYong C200 (ItalDesign), 2009 ItalDesign Frazer-Nash Namir, 2010 Proton EMAS (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Gо! (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Tex (ItalDesign), 2011 Volkswagen Up! Azzurra Sailing Team (ItalDesign), 2012 ItalDesign Brivido, 2013 Audi Nanuk quattro (ItalDesign), 2013 ItalDesign Parcour, 2014 ItalDesign Clipper, 2015 ItalDesign GEA, 2016 ItalDesign GTZero, 2018 ItalDesign Zerouno Duerta, 2018 Nissan GT-R50 (ItalDesign), 2019 ItalDesign DaVinci
Discuss this car
Author
E-mail
Add your comments