The Italdesign DaVinci is a concept electric grand tourer built to pay tribute to Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci, on the 500th anniversary of his death.
- Text originally from the DaVinci's Italdesign Project page.
The DaVinci is a design concept for a Gran Turismo with a 100% electric drive. Its sporty nature combines with utmost refined elegance in both its exterior lines and interior design, placing it firmly in the premium segment.
Measuring 4,981mm in length and 2,124mm in width, it can comfortably seat four passengers. Its 2,900mm wide wheelbase and reduced overhangs confirm its sporting focus also in aesthetic terms, emphasised by a ground clearance of just 119mm.
In keeping with its tradition, the Italdesign Innovation Design Department headed by Filippo Perini, conceived the design of this concept car so that with just a few adjustments it can easily be adapted to series production and the family feeling of several brands. The few ‘exotic’ features typical of a showcar are concentrated in the expansive gullwing doors, which allow both the front and rear seats to be accessed at the same time, as well as in the rear optical units and aerodynamic lateral tailfins integrated in the doors.
Contrast is a key aesthetic leitmotif of the DaVinci’s overall design: the final effect is that of a classic, harmonious, well-proportioned and elegant premium vehicle, while some details, such as the front end or rear optical units, represent strongly discontinuous elements.
The fully electric setup has allowed the designers to reinterpret some elements of Italdesign’s recent models, taking them to extremes. For example, this is the case of the Y Duct, included for the first time in the 2017 Zerouno. The DaVinci’s bonnet air duct system is clearly a more prominent feature. Since no traditional radiator grille had to be incorporated, the apertures that form the Y Duct in this case occupy much of the vehicle’s front end and bonnet surface, determining its general design.
The vehicle’s rear end expressly evokes the Italian GT tradition, featuring a classic truncated tail, which combines an aesthetic element with aerodynamic function. The active spoiler, located above the optical units, features a wraparound design, extending to the sides.
The Italdesign DaVinci was added in the Italian Season Update as a mid Class D car with the following rank statistics:
The Italdesign DaVinci has similar performance to the Porsche Taycan Turbo S with similar acceleration and handling, but has a slightly slower top speed and worse nitro.
Blueprints for the DaVinci are only obtainable from 1 vs. 1 Tournaments.
The Italdesign DaVinci was added in the 2021 Lunar New Year Update as a high Class D car with the following stats:
As a Festival car, the DaVinci has very poor performance in respect to its rank until it reaches the full-PRO upgrade level.
Price & availability
The Italdesign DaVinci is obtainable by reaching Tier 8 in its Festival. Upgrades require 220 kit cards and 1,860,000.