Giancarlo covers the European auto industry from his base in Turin, Italy.
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The Giugiaros established GFG Style after leaving the Italdesign studio and were not commissioned by any automaker to design and engineer the Sybilla, although with Envision’s involvement the EV is meant to be incorporated into the electrical grid.
Manifattura Automobili Torino founder and owner Paolo Garella says he has received four firm orders for the New Stratos so far and is confident the portfolio soon will reach the 25-unit limit he has set for the lot.
The transatlantic association of the two advanced academic and industrial-technology hubs is investigating and experimenting in five areas: energy storage, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design and emotion.
The new model will underpin BMW’s “claim to leadership in the luxury segment,” the automaker’s top executive says, promising the car will be a “true luxury sports coupe.”
The Italdesign supercar is said to have much in common with the Audi R8/Lamborghini Huracan and reflects the design vision and language of Filippo Perini, who moved to the fledgling automaker from parent company Lamborghini.
The 2-seater is not a traditional concept or show car but is a street-legal supercar with European type approval. No more than five will be built.