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Geneva Motor Show: VAD.HO

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those of us who didn’t go to Geneva to have missed out on seeing pretty interesting cars in the The Giugiaro VAD.HO, which previously reported on, is one of the better It’s one thing to see the car in press kit against a blank background. it alongside actual human is another thing entirely, and does this thing good.

We’re all for concepts as the M3 Concept that BMW brought to the which are little more not-so-sneaky previews of upcoming The true concept cars the VAD.HO really capture the however. They’re the ones knocked our socks off as kids, and as by Giugiaro’s latest creation, the ones that have same effect on us as adults.

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VAD.HO. BMW hydrogen power

again, Geneva offers the to develop research on form and that break away the industrial approach that Giugiaro adopt daily in to supply their worldwide with designs that suit their markets.

The diversion this year a niche theme meant to be discussed: a super-sporty extreme fuelled by hydrogen to meet the pressing need to promote and alternative and environment friendly systems and to explore the potential offered to design by a more displacement of the chassis lay-out in new mechanical, and electronic equipments.

The decision to remove the steering took Italdesign Giugiaro to the of a highly innovative driving two joysticks are fixed on the armrests of the seating and pedals unit, all elements can be adjusted and customized to the needs. The armrest/joystick/ electrical and seating unit is not connected to the This and its by-wire impulses allow to adapt the different with right, centre and driving with no onerous once the vehicle should go production. This system design — construction and — characteristics that Italdesign Giugiaro to patent it.

is meant to be an open work in it has been positively welcome by BMW accepted to provide for it their 7 12 cylinders hydrogen powered

One curiosity: the acronym VAD.HO is a on words that uses the of the Vadò industrial area in where Italdesign Giugiaro have been located 1974, and also refers to the propulsion system adopted for the (vado — or I go in Italian on H).

The cockpit

This model puts all its ambitions on the line: a cockpit in polycarbonate emerges on the side while the right houses the engine and hydrogen devices in the centre. The two Argonauts are in tandem in the fuselage, settled a comfortable and super-equipped ergonomic

The joysticks are fixed in the armrests are integral with the pilot (the left armrest can be to facilitate getting in and out of the vehicle).

and technicians believe that solution facilitates naturally and therefore stable and precise manoeuvres and activation of all the joystick including driving and secondary such as entertainment and other

In order to facilitate manoeuvres in without having to twist or your wrists, the joysticks conceived with two grips help the necessary movements. The moves back and forth the armrest to ensure driver as well as the sliding pedal that, hinged on the lower adjusts to the seat, which is in fixed to the chassis.

The control is designed as an IT console with crystal displays designed for applications (EFIS — Flight Information Systems). The driving instrumentation is positioned under the rear-view continual monitors and the navigator; side cameras project films The surface occupied by the instrumentation is in any limited, in order to allow the maximum external visibility.

to IT data from the console is available to the rear passenger by of a dedicated joystick, similar to the and two monitors built into the of the driver’s seat. The faces of pilot and passenger are filmed by cameras and may appear on reciprocal to enhance team interaction.

Thanks to video cameras in the frontal optical group, the can use the monitors either for parking and for an infrared effect for night-time or interactive driving between the car and infrastructures, when they available.

Passengers get into the through two integrated doors/domes are hinged lengthwise onto the and lift gull-wing style. The space for the pilot and passenger are comfortable because they calculated at an OSCAR percentile than 95% and therefore more than those of a luxury The rear passenger is able to out his legs and change his position by the footrest platforms on the sides of the seat. The armchairs are also with four-point belts can be regulated all around.

Passenger in case of collision or overturning is by structural side reinforcements, the roll bar on which the two semi-domes and the activation of the air bags in the oval under the structure at the cockpit The cell is equipped with airbags that surround the pilot and the passenger.

The upholstery chosen for the interior are in metallic and opaque grey tones: for the silver leather armchairs and the pieces in aeronautic styling. effects were used in around the control console.

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The package

The sporty-racy ambitions of project have imposed a volume, backed up by very lines and modulations that are forced or exasperating, but rather in harmony with those of balance and elegance that the Giugiaro trademark.

The introduction of features was intentionally avoided on project, which is undoubtedly towards contents. In fact, the body is characterised by a feasible with regards to production and meets international homologation (including pedestrian accidents).

the overall dimensions are reasonable. The are close to those of the Ferrari a compact two-seater with performances: 4550 mm long, mm wide, and 1150 mm high, Enzo model.

Naturally, the penetration requirements are enhanced by the in the main section because the impacts on only half of the

The nose presents a screwed-on block with ample air The lower zone of the bonnet an adjustable spoiler in between the ridges formed by the fenders smooth off into the sides. The devices are housed in a drop-shaped that begins with the and narrows towards the sides: cavity houses the dual-function the position and direction LEDs, a camera at the top, and the passenger air intake.

The asymmetric transparent dome this car a strong personality; the wiper is hidden under the crowl. From the side, the of the fender crest is sinuous and towards the centre, while a eye view confirms the designer’s to make the front more and modulated and the tail softer and

The originality of the cockpit’s asymmetric is even more visible in central body. The fairing of the air system, the filter, and the electronics can be on lowered section that the engine. Since the cut of the passenger is repeated symmetrically on the engine the engine block can be simply by raising the large panel/trapezoidal hinged onto the centre with a gull-wing movement. The of the side indicator also as housing for the video camera.

The one-piece rear end recalls the but is characterised by the line of the bonnet its asymmetric profile because it converge with the dipping of the cockpit and the side/engine line.

The capacity for a super-sporty two-seater is remarkable: 550 dm3.

The rear end is carved to emphasize all the aggressiveness of vehicle’s nature. The G Giugiaro was adopted to house the rear LEDs with striking impact.

VAD.HO is following up the content started by Italdesign Giugiaro 2004 Toyota Alessandro with hybrid propulsion and the Mitsubishi Nessie that on hydrogen; while the formal evoke the design of the 1988 which even then driver and passenger a chance to into a definitely attractive atmosphere with a formula today is much more feasible thanks to IT innovations and by technologies that have tested and nowadays are considered to be

This evocation of the world of is shown again in the colours for the body — opaque -, in the service decals on the engine and the fuel tank, and the use of large 20 tyres.

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