Italdesign DaVinci Concept pays tribute to Renaissance man

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Turin based design and engineering brand revealed details and images of their new concept which is currently on show at Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed as Italdesign DaVinci Concept, it is dedicated to Leonardo DaVinci. It is designed as Gran Turismo and is pure electric powertrain. Claimed to house two electric motors, one on each axle and batteries are mounted on the floor. Moreover, with little bit of modification, it can house internal combustion engine with four-wheel drive. The Italdesign DaVinci Concept is built around to house 4.0 liter V8 engine. Judging by the first look, it doesn’t seem to need any visual enhancements.

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The dimensions of Italdesign DaVinci Concept are 196.1 inch long, 83.6 inch wide and 54.8 inch tall respectively. Wheelbase is longer than BMW 8-Series as it is 114.2 inches. Exterior is dominated by sporty roofline, gullwing styled doors, with OLED taillights that form a hexagonal frame and active spoiler. Additionally, there is also new set of tires made by Pirelli specifically for electric and PHEVs. These tires reduce noise and rolling assistance.

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Interior of Italdesign DaVinci Concept offers three large screens. One of them is mounted in front of the passengers, another one as digital instrument cluster, and one as center console in a portrait mode. Interestingly, in the middle of dashboard, right under the air vents there is a display surface is embedded into the upholstery that integrates the climate controls. Even though it is just a concept, if Italdesign put it into production minimalist changes it would be huge hit.

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