Italian design firm UP Design has introduced today at the Qatar Motor Show its latest creation: the Vittoria. The model is the first prototype entirely made by the company and follows two other cars that were instead developed by UP Design in cooperation with Turin-based company I.DE.A.: the Era in 2009 and the Sofia in 2010.
The mastermind behind UP Design is young Italian designer Umberto Palermo (UP are his initials), who also created this sporty and intriguing concept car. The Vittoria measures 4.75 meters in length, 1.96 meters in width and 1.25 meters in height, is proportioned like a GT car and adopts a pretty innovative and original design language, which is said to be production-ready.
The Vittoria has been developed on a parallel hybrid platform comprising a V8 engine and an electric motor, both of which will deliver the power to the wheels through an highly advanced drive line. This device will handle speed of the car and torque of the two engines in order to maximize the energy recovery when braking. As we speak though, there is no word on the actual power and torque figures of the model. The Vittoria also uses the art of renowned painter Taraski to make its styling even more unique. “All of our partners will follow up on their commitments for the future development of the vehicle - stated Mr.Palermo - and the fact it is now on display at the Qatar Motor Show is only the starting point.” For the record, UP Design is not into cars only, they work in many other different sectors (i.e. electric appliances, furnishing and construction, just to name a few): check out their official website to find out more.
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Italian company UP Design took the chance offered by the Bologna Motor Show to release the first teasers of the Vittoria, a new sportscar that is set to make its official debut at the next Qatar Motor Show (25-28 January 2012). This versatile company is ran by renowned Italian designer Umberto Palermo (the name of the company actually stands for Umberto Palermo Design) and is involved in many sectors as different as electric appliances, furnishing, construction and, well, cars.
The Vittoria (’Victory’ in Italian) is going to be a 2-door sportscar that will be produced in very limited numbers. At the moment there are not many figures or data to talk about, but it seems certain that the model will be equipped with a not-better-specified V8 engine. One of its strong point should be its interior design, that promises to be quite innovative for a 2-seater. UP Design confirmed that more video teasers of the model will be released ahead of the official presentation in Qatar. To find out more about UP Design, check out their official website.