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Introducing the electric supercar that won’t be bound to the road

11/03/2019
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“I have tried to imagine the future of electric hedonistic cars,” said Fabrizio Giugiaro as he unveiled the GFG Style Kangaroo.

The all-electric, all-terrain GFG-Style Kangaroo concept car was developed for high-performance on road, sand, mud and snow
(Image via GFG Style)

Giugiaro runs GFG Style along with his father, famed automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Kangaroo is their latest ambitious concept project - an all-electric, all-terrain supercar that the developers have dubbed a “hyper-SUV”.

It was presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The GFG-Style Kangaroo was tested on a snowy track in St. Moritz before being taken to the Geneva Motor Show
(Image via GFG Style)

The Kangaroo’s carbon fiber body follows a low-slung, two-seat, supercar-style design. But underneath an adjustable suspension system, four wheel drive, four wheel steering and adaptive aerodynamics help it transition to an off-roading machine.

The front splitter produces adjustable aerodynamics and can be retracted for better approach angles on rough terrain
(Image via GFG Style)

“The result is a concept I have believed in for some time, namely the transmission of uncompromising passion and sportiness in one car, for any road condition, be it track, sand, dirt or snow. Just like a kangaroo it rises up, springs into action, jumps from one terrain to another and is very fast indeed.”

The GFG-Style Kangaroo is designed as a supercar that's suited for all conditions
(Image via GFG Style)

The car’s fully variable hydraulic suspension system with ride-height adjustment is the basis for this capability. It allows the car to to switch the ride-height from a 5.5 inch “Racing” mode to a 10.2 inch “Off-Road” mode, while a shock adjustment tightens up for fast road and track driving, or softens for comfortable rambling. 

The car’s front splitter can also retract to improve approach angles on rough terrain. 

All-wheel drive, an adjustable ride height and adaptive aerodynamics allow the car to shift from "Racing" to "Off-Road" mode
(Image via GFG Style)

GFG say the car can comfortably handle all terrains from road to sand to mud, and they even tested it on a snowy St. Moritz track before the show to prove its capabilities. 

They say that future options will allow the car to be fitted with snow tracks for the most arctic conditions.

The hyper-SUV is complete with scissor doors and an upward-opening canopy panel
(Image via GFG Style)

Two electric motors, each capable of 180kw or 241 horsepower, deliver a combined output of 482hp and 501 pound-feet of torque. This gives the GFG Kangaroo a top speed of 155mph with a 3.8 second 0-62mph acceleration.

The 90kWh battery pack allows the car to travel 280 miles between charges.

Inside are minimalist leather skeleton seats, three individual screens and even a pair of cupholders
(Image via GFG Style)

Inside the car has a simple leather and carbon design that incorporates three individual displays: an ultra-widescreen rear-camera display, an instrument display and a central navigation and entertainment control unit above a pair of cupholders.

The mesh grill at the rear includes LEDs for brake and turn signals
(Image via GFG Style)

Whether the car delivers on the younger Giugiaro’s dream of electric hedonism will have to be seen if it ever goes into production. But the sleek looks and ambitious capabilities have certainly made it a sight to behold, even among the many other visionary designs at this year’s Geneva show.

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