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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    ItalDesign has long been known as a coachbuilder and spirit continues with its latest car: the DaVinci. Penned on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, the DaVinci is a slinky four-seater coupe designed to be powered electrically. Curiously, though, the DaVinci doesn’t actually appear to...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi-owned Italian coachbuilder Italdesign has released a teaser image for its next product, which it plans to show at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Unfortunately, this teaser image doesn't give us a very good idea of what Italdesign's latest creation looks like. It's hard to even...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi, Airbus, and Italdesign are still convinced that the dream of the Jetsons is just around the corner and have successfully “tested” a “flying taxi” “concept” at Drone Week in Amsterdam. It was actually 1:4 scale model that’s a bit like a drone with a passenger compartment under it, but Audi...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen and Apple are working together on an autonomous shuttle for Apple employees. The shuttle will be based on a Transporter van and comes on the heels of the tech firm's rapidly sinking fortunes in the autonomous vehicle market. Initially eager to lead the autonomous trend, the Apple Car...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche isn’t letting Audi have the spotlight, especially when it comes to flying cars. Although the two companies both fall under the Volkswagen Group, they’ve always had a friendly rivalry, especially when it comes to Le Mans. And now it appears Audi’s collaboration with Italdesign and...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    While most automakers have their eyes fixed on the near future of autonomous cars, Audi is looking farther ahead still. The dream of the Jetsons is nearly here as Audi, ItalDesign, and Airbus have gotten together to design a flying car concept. “In the distant future this vehicle could...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Italdesign Giugiaro is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. At the same show last year, the Italian design house unveiled the first car to be sold under its name, the Zerouno. The company is following it with a convertible variant at this year’s...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    ItalDesign is drumming up excitement for its new supercar based around the same 5.2-liter Audi V10 that powers the R8. Naturally, it hit the road for a cruise around California last week to celebrate Monterey Car Week. There isn’t much in the way of V10 noise—which is a real shame given the...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Italdesign Zerouno is heading to limited production. First seen earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Italdesign Zerouno is finally ready to hit the track. The automaker released a teaser video and confirmed it will be on display at the Torino Motor Show from June 7 to June...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Italdesign Automobili Speciali debuted its first ever car at the Geneva International Motor Show today. The somewhat literally named Zerouno will be one of just five built. The Zerouno’s centerpiece will be the Audi derived 5.2-liter V10 naturally aspirated engine making 610 hp. Routing power...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Giorgietto Giugiaro’s design house, Italdesign has decided to try its hand at selling supercars. With a V10 engine borrowed from its parent company, Audi, the new “Ultra Low Series Cars” will be the Italian company’s vision of the ultimate road car, is a sentence that improves with every word...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last week, design icon Giorgetto Giugiaro has resigned from his position at the helm of ItalDesign, his family firm in which Audi has held a controlling (90.1%) stake since 2010. The designer sold his remaining shares to Audi, departing  reportedly along with his son  Fabrizio who was also...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week the Wall Street Journal profiled Giorgetto Giugiaro, designer of such cars as the first-generation Golf, Scirocco and Jetta among others.  As of recent, Mr. Giugiaro's firm Italdesign Giugiaro has been acquired by the Volkswagen Group, and he's been exclusively working on brands within...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Nostalgia plays are a tough move. Ford does it with the Mustang, MINI does it with the… well… MINI, and Volkswagen does it with the Beetle. While not the boom segment it was during the era of the PT Cruiser or Ford Thunderbird, the nostalgia segment has been weened to mainly sustainable...
  15. Blog
    According to British buff book AutoCar, Audi is seriously considering a production version of its Paris show stopper the quattro Concept. AC's source is none other than quattro GmbH boss Stefan Reil who suggested Audi has had a team of dedicated engineers in Ingolstadt 'advancing plans that it...
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