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ItalDesign Giugiaro's Parcour design study uses Lamborghini running gear

Volkswagen-owned styling house ItalDesign Giugiaro has created a compact sports car/SUV crossover based on Lamborghini running gear for the Geneva motor show.

The concept is called Parcour and has been developed as both a coupé and a roadster. It uses a mid/rear-mounted 542bhp 5.2-litre V10 and an all-wheel drive system from Lamborghini. Italdesign says the concept blends elements from SUVs, crossovers, sports cars and GTs and is designed to offer supercar performance on any road surface. 

At 4530mm long, 2070mm wide and 1335mm high, it is roughly the same length and width as a Range Rover Evoque but is considerably lower. It weighs 1550kg and can crack 0-62mph in 3.6sec, with a 199mph top speed.

The Parcour sits on 22-inch alloy wheels and its ride height can be hydraulically adjusted in a range from 210mm to 330mm. Four different modes for this are offered: comfort, off-road, winter and track.

Italdesign claims a new type of suspension system for the Parcour. It is a pushrod-style set-up, but the pushrods are replaced by eight coil-overs, two at each corner. This is said to better blend on-road and off-road performance.

The idea behind the two-seater is inspired by the sport parkour, where you adapt your body to cross obstacles in any given environment.

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scrap 5 March 2013

I can hear Lamborghini's screams from here

'Where is our SUV? S'not fair, even Bentley's getting one!'

'Shut up and stop moaning. Ooh, look what Giorgy has made! What fun!'


Cyborg 5 March 2013

scrap wrote: 'Where is our

scrap wrote:

'Where is our SUV? S'not fair, even Bentley's getting one!'

'Shut up and stop moaning. Ooh, look what Giorgy has made! What fun!'


Lamborghini is getting an a SUV...called the Aurus or something. A production version of that concept they showed a while back.

marj 5 March 2013

I can't help thinking

I can't help thinking Allegro..... 

Jbrisley 4 March 2013

Looks fantastic

I mean compare this to an X6

pSynrg 4 March 2013

Jbrisley wrote: I mean

Jbrisley wrote:

I mean compare this to an X6

Good call. I was also thinking Cayenne...