Model 5 Genesi: the birth of a new supercar may happen at the Turin Auto Show

Have a good look at this profile. Doesn’t it look like a Lancia Stratos? We are not sure if the resemblance will survive the official reveal of the Model 5 Genesi, at the Turin Auto Show, in June 8. The only thing we can state with no fear of making a mistake is that the first concept car of the Italian 3D modelling studio may be the start of something big. What about a new Italian supercar?

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We can start by its engine. It will be powered by a 5.2 V10 that delivers 441 kW. There are very few V10 engines in production and even less that are 5.2, so there is not much doubt about where this one comes from, but Model 5 prefers not to disclose the official producer of the Genesi powerplant. Name your only 2 options in our comments box, please! Such a huge engine, probably installed behind the rear seats, but in front of the rear axle, needs proportionally sized tires. The Genesi uses 20-inch wheels, with 265/35 R20 tires in the front axle and 305/30 R20 tires at the back.

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According to these interior images, the car will be yellow (giallo!) and its dashboard will use only TFT screens. Three of them, to be more precise. Everything in it is driver-oriented and the transmission will very likely be a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission. Model 5 has not confirmed that to us, only the dimensions of the car: it will be 4,52 m long, 2,02 m wide, 1,28 m tall with a 2,65 m wheelbase. The car is powerful and light (1.250 kg). We have no information if it is a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive supercar, but we would bet on a rear-wheel drive model.

If it looks as good as it seems, many will beg for a series production of this concept (include us among these guys). Something that would be only possible with an engine supplier and a company willing to manufacture the cars, something we are not sure Model 5 would be able to do on its own. But Magna Steyr and Valmet exist precisely for these cases…

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.