TURIN -- Italdesign will build just five units of a two-seat targa, which shares its platform with the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
The Italian design and engineering company will debut the Zerouno Duerta targa at the Geneva auto show on March 6. Its development follows the unveiling of the Zerouno coupe at last year's Geneva show.
Italdesign said it has already sold two Zerouno targas, which cost 1.9 million euros ($2.4 million) plus sales taxes. All five of the Zerouno coupes have been sold at 1.5 million euros plus taxes. Two Zerouno coupes have been delivered to customers and three are in their final production stage.
The Zerouno targa is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine. It has a specially developed carbon-fiber body and a different interior than the Audi and Lamborghini models.
The Zerouno targa is the second product from Italdesign's new Automobili Speciali division created last year to build limited-production cars to show off its prototyping skills to automotive clients.
The company is keeping the production low to avoid upsetting established automakers, the main clients of the consulting business that is the core of the company, CEO Joerg Astalosh said.
Italdesign, based in Moncalieri, in the outskirts of Turin, was founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Group's Audi since 2010, it provides styling, technological and consultancy services, mostly for VW group companies.