thirty prototypes and production models that have marked the history of italdesign and, in many cases, also that of mobility, will be on show inside the courtyard of castello del valentino in turin, throughout italdesign’s fiftieth anniversary event. visitors to the show will therefore be able to see close up and first-hand authentic legends like the de lorean DMC 12, immortalized forever on the large screen by the back to the future trilogy, the golf GTI which, between the seventies and the eighties was the dream of generations of newly qualified drivers, or the fiat panda, ‘safari’ version in the 4×4 strip concept.


1968 bizzarrini manta concept — one of giorgetto giugiaro’s first independent designs

 

 

in addition, visitors to italian based company italdesign‘s event will be presented some prototypes that in the eighties and nineties offered solutions to the already pressing traffic problems in city centers. these models include the biga (1992), designed for car-sharing long before the term was invented, the megagamma (1978), actually the first one-box in the history of the car, whilst the capsula (1984) proposed a revolutionary idea, whereby the same chassis could be kept and the vehicle transformed with just a few operations from a car to a tow truck, ambulance or minibus by changing its bodywork.


1974 VW golf — successor to volkswagen’s iconic beetle, with styling by italdesign

 

 

there will also be the first prototype entirely developed by italdesign, the bizzarrini manta. this vehicle has been built in just forty days so that it could take part in the 1968 turin motor show, which was held just three months after the company was founded.


1981 delorean DMC 12 — featuring gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass body structure


1981 panda 4×4 strip — door pillar becomes a central roll-bar while the back platform is completely removable


1986 machimoto — the ideal public is the young people one, making the machimoto a socializing car


1988 aspid asgard and aztec –three different interpretations with mechanics and platform derived from the audi 80


1992 biga — realistic eco-friendly alternative that could be mass-produced for town traffic


1993 BMW nazca C2 — features full glass top and gull-wing doors


1998 bugatti 18/3 chiron — the bulk of the engine dictates the lines of the front end


2002 alfa romeo brera prototipo — powerful mid front engine with eight cylinders, offering 400 HP


2003 corvette moray —  half dome door, both a side window and roof at the same time, opens with a gull wing mechanism

2004 alessandro volta — a hybrid became a supercar to promote a new approach to designing an eco-friendly car of the future


2005 ferrari GG50 — the model has special modifications inspired by formula 1 to improve performance


2006 mustang — the styling echoes the fastback mustang models of the late-1960’s


2008 italdesign quaranta — access to the cabin is ‘step-in’ via an upper door incorporating the side ones


2009 giugiaro namir — a coupé with two bucket seats with an exquisitely balanced proportion of volumes


2013 parcour — the first model, presented in red, is the marching concept car, coupe with a closed body


2017 zerouno — intended for collectors and visionary enthusiasts, it will be built in only five units


2018 duerta — it modifies the coupe by blowing the roof off the cabin


2018 pop.up_next — anticipating the challenges that the next fifty years will bring

  • Great – there are enough beautiful designs to be called into life for electric vehicles that would outrun TESLA design.

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