Following a couple of teasers, Italdesign Giugiaro has officially unveiled the stunning GEA concept this week in Geneva.
Described as being a study of the luxury car for the near future, the GEA concept is an elegant autonomous sedan riding on 26-inch aluminum wheels milled from a solid block and with no less than 60 spokes. It weighs a little over 2,000 kg (4,409 lbs) and benefits from a chassis and body made from a combination between carbon fiber and magnesium.
Italdesign Giugiaro mentions the GEA concept is 5.37 meters long, 1.98 meters wide and 1.46 meters tall, with a generous 3.33-meter wheelbase while the front and rear lighting system is based on Audi's laser and LED technologies.
Power comes from four electric motors each generating 142 kW (190 HP) which together provide a combined output of 570 kW (764 HP), enough to allow the GEA hit a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).The batteries have a capacity of 375 liters and once the energy is depleted it can be recharged through induction, thus eliminating the need of a cable and an electric socket.
Open the book-type doors and you will notice the "virtual red carpet" while inside the cabin there are two transparent 19-inch LED screens in the back and a 180-degree swivel front passenger seat. There's a special smartphone app developed in collaboration with LG which allows the driver to adjust the seats, climate control, infotainment system and even open/close the doors by using a smartphone.
The driver has a 12-inch screen in front which displays all the relevant data such as speed, navigation, battery charge, engine revs and range while on both sides of the screen are two additional 3.5-inch displays providing footage sourced from the side cameras.