Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's a Giugiaro concept car that may turn out to be a hybrid sports car if our thoughts are correct.

Who has not heard of the house of Giugiaro? Why, they are the Italian folks who designed for us many lovely products, products such as the VW Scirocco, Alfa Romeo Brera, the ever present BMW M1 of the 1970s and of course, 2007 Ford Mustang concept.

Today they remind us that “nature has never been so powerful” with these teaser pics that you see here. We have no clue what they are for or what they may represent. A car probably, just from the rear lights and what looks like a front wheel. Reference to nature suggests something unadulterated, something clean and wholesome, something green…yes you guessed it, a hybrid sports car. Giugiaro goes hybrid? Why not? Even Formula One is looking at ways of going hybrid these days. Hollywood is fully hybrid too; most actors there are singers too and vice versa.

We are still speculating of course but if I had some cash on me I’d put €1 on this being a hybrid concept of some sort. Association with an automaker is not necessary; Giugiaro can pull off their own concepts thank you. Still, I wouldn’t put it past them to tie one up for someone special.

Put your thinking cap on this weekend and let us know what you think this force of nature is. On Monday we can all compare notes just before a third, more revealing picture comes our way.

[UPDATE: new image added to the mini album. Next Wednesday Giugaro will release yet another image! Stay tuned.]

[UPDATE 2: Yet another image but today we can also bring you the first details! Giugiaro has in essence developed the Prius into a super car, capable of 250 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h time of only 4 seconds. The name of the concept has also been confirmed, the Giugiaro Quaranta (fourty in Italian) to commemorate Giugiaro's 40th anniversary. Please read the attached press release for further info and stay tuned for live photos from the Geneva Motor Show.]

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