We’ve all seen how ridiculous Italian supercars can be, so imagine how crazy their concept vehicles must be. Italian automakers, like other manufacturers, utilize concept vehicles to showcase their design and technological achievements, which is why their concept cars have always been the most popular at auto exhibitions.
Here is a list of the top 10 coolest Italian Concept Cars Ever Made
10. 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero
The Lancia Stratos Zero will be regarded as the concept automobile that violated all the rules. The Stratos Zero, a design landmark, was created by the great Marcello Gandini and was one of his earliest wedge-shaped masterpieces.
The Stratos Zero was powered by a 1.6-liter Fulvia V4 engine.
9.1967 Lamborghini Marzal
Lamborghini commissioned Marcello Gandini to create a four-seat sports vehicle with an eye-catching style. As a consequence, the ridiculous Marzal was born. The Marzal’s design was insane in every way, from the strong hexagonal pattern to the glass gullwing doors and six headlights.
The Marzal appeared to be a real Lamborghini flagship at the time, but the business had no plans to produce it.
8. Alfa Romeo BAT 5/7/9
When it comes to vehicle design, Alfa Romeo doesn’t mess around, as seen by the BAT ideas from the 1950s. Bertone created the three BAT vehicles to research aerodynamics, which were all based on the Alfa Romeo 1900.
They were unveiled in 1953, 1954, and 1955, respectively. BAT is an acronym for Berlinetta Aerodynamica Tecnica, but it also characterizes the trio’s design.
The huge back fins and characteristic rounded snout gave the automobiles the appearance of bats, which assisted boost aerodynamics.
7. 1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo
The 512 S Modulo was one of the homologation models, but Ferrari turned it over to Pininfarina to transform into a concept car. The Modulo had a low, wedge-shaped fuselage, a jet-fighter-style canopy instead of conventional doors, partially-covered wheels, and 24 holes in the engine cover.
6. 1972 Maserati Boomerang
Maserati realized it needed to produce a genuine successor after the triumph of the Bora. So, in 1972, the Italian manufacturer commissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro to create a new concept automobile.
As a consequence, the Boomerang, a fully functional wedge-shaped concept car powered by the same 4.7-liter V8 as the Maserati Bora, was born.
5. 1989 Ferrari Mythos
The Ferrari Mythos is a two-seat concept automobile that debuted in 1989. This excellent idea was inspired by the classic Testarossa but has an entirely unique design. It had a convertible body with no side windows and was one of the first automobiles to use active aero.
The Mythos was powered by a Testarossa-sourced 4.9-liter V12 producing 384 horsepower and capable of reaching a high speed of 180 mph.
4. 1954 Fiat Turbina
The Fiat Turbina is an unusual automobile with a fascinating backstory. It was created in secrecy by a three-person team at Fiat’s renowned Lingotto plant. A gas turbine-powered the Turbina. The Turbina produced 291 horsepower at a mind-boggling 30,000rpm, good for a peak speed of 160 mph.
3. 2005 Maserati Birdcage 75th
The Maserati Birdcage 75th was created to commemorate Pininfarina’s 75th anniversary and to pay homage to Maserati’s lightweight race cars from the 1950s. The Birdcage comes with a slew of unique features that gearheads like. For example, access to the cockpit is provided via a Perspex canopy piece that raises completely to the sky.
The Birdcage’s interior has a transparent dashboard supported by a triangulated tubular construction, a Motorola communications unit in the steering wheel, a heads-up display, and a unique driver headset.
2. 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo
Marcello Gandini developed the Carabo, another wedge-shaped concept automobile, in the late 1960s. The name Carabo was taken from Carabidae insects, which were suggested by its green and orange paint job.
The Carabo is regarded as the forefather of the renowned Lamborghini Countach since it impacted many of its design elements, notably the scissor doors. It was based on an Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale chassis with a 2.0-liter V8 engine producing 230 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to reach 155 mph.
1. 2018 Lamborghini Terzo Millennio
Lamborghini is constantly striving to be a leader in automotive design and technology, which is why it formed multimillion-dollar cooperation with MIT. The Terzo Millennio, or ‘Third Millennium’ in Italian, was the first concept automobile created by the Lamborghini-MIT collaboration.
It’s meant to be a representation of what the hypercar of the future would look like. The Terzo Millennio is futuristic in every way, from the design with lighting wheels to the four electric motors that power each wheel.