if you are expecting the Giugiaro Parcour Concept Supercar to be a SUV or Crossover vehicle, you’d be so wrong. in fact, it is the total opposite – it is a sports car bodied supercar capable of off-road motoring. based around the concept of SUV (but it is still not a SUV), the Parcour is said to be “a type of GT car that did not exist until now.” this exotic two-seater supercar is driven by a Lamborghini-sourced 5.2-liter V10 engine, mid-rear mounted and mated to a 7-speed twin-clutch sequential automatic gearbox that sends its 550 hp (410 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels. Giugiaro flaunts it as a supercar and for good reasons: century sprint takes just a mere 3.6 seconds, while top speed is pegged at 320 km/h (198 mph). what makes this ride stands out is not entirely based on the fact that it has a fully carbon fiber sports car body on a 4WD setup, but the magic is in its suspension system that enables it to maintain a regular car’s wheel arch instead of those with huge clearing typical of an off-road vehicle.

to achieve this, Giugiaro first shod the car with huge 22-inch wheels, wrapped in matching large tires, thereby giving the car a considerable ground clearance, and then the designer throw in an adjustable suspension with an adjustable range of 120 mm (4.7 inches) that enables the car to achieve the right proportion between the wheel and body, irregardless of the height above the ground. the suspension adjustment is correlated to the mode of drive, in which there are four to select from: comfort, off-road, winter, and high-speed driving for track days. aesthetically, the Parcour appears to be a little chunky, but still, it does looks very much like a pretty sports car, except for its unusually oversized rolling stocks. other highlights include adjustable steering wheel and pedal unit (seats are fixed, though), a mirror-less design with cameras replacing the rear and side mirrors, a multi-function infortainment LCD display with GPS navigation system, climate control and a Plexiglas central dashboard.

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so far from what we gathered, the Giugiaro Parcour Concept Supercar is still pretty much a concept and therefore, there’s no indication of when or if it will ever see the light of production, much less the price tag. nevertheless, do feast your eyes with some renders in the gallery below (sorry folks, we do not have live pics – though you could find a bunch of them on Autoblog’s report HERE).

Giugiaro via Gizmag

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