What is The Giugiaro Brivido?
The Giugiaro Brivido is a concept car that was unveiled recently at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The car was envisioned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, an Italian automobile designer. This is a fully-functional hybrid concept that has been built for thrill and performance.
According to Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Brivido concept is a Gran Turismo, which can perform as well as a supercar. The car is environment friendly and technologically advanced and Giugiaro believes that it is ready for production.
Giugiaro Brivido Concept – Engine & Performance
The Giugiaro Brivido has a front engine and rear wheel drive layout. The car is basically a hybrid so it has a 3.0 liter V6 engine which produces approximately 355 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The details and specifications of the electric motor are still not clearly defined.
The power output, which has been revealed for the hybrid system, suggests that the car can produce up to 402 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. This is combined with an 8-speed transmission, which drives the rear wheels. The Brivido can accelerate from O-62 mph in 5.8 seconds.
Giugiaro Brivido – Design Specifications
The Giugiaro Brivido was designed and manufactured in Turin at the Italdesign facility. A combination of glass, carbon fiber and aluminum was used to design the body. The large windscreen and windows along with the glass roof allow natural light to enter the car.
The suspension is technologically advanced as well. There are double wishbones combined with an adaptive air suspension. There is also a leveling system and height adjustment option available for the Brivido. The car is light despite the slightly bulkier size, which allows it to handle quite well.
A surprising fact about the Giugiaro Brivido is that it does not have side mirrors. There are, in fact, cameras installed on each side of the car. These cameras emerge only when the system gets activated by the driver. There are two small monitors mounted next to the steering wheel that are connected to each camera.
The interior of the Giugiaro Brivido has been designed with lightweight materials too. This helps in drastically reducing the weight of the car and allows better performance. LED technology has been used extensively for the lighting systems.
Giugiaro Brivido – The Future
All these elements of design and performance make the Giugiaro an interesting concept and prototype. The car immediately attracted attention of automotive enthusiasts all over the world. Those who were present when the car was unveiled were mesmerized by its beauty.
There are no details available regarding whether the Brivido will ever be launched as a production model. However, enthusiasts and experts are speculating that it might be made available as a collectable model.