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The Volkswagen Group had one final trick up its sleeve to unveil at the Geneva Motor Show, a daring concept car from ItalDesign Giugiaro called the Parcour. We're thinking this one is going to be controversial, but that's fine by us - a little conceptual shake-up never hurt anybody.

From what we can tell, the Parcour is a rough-road-ready take on the Lamborghini Gallardo, with a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V10 engine sending 550 horsepower to all four wheels. The version shown at VW's pre-show event is a hardtop coupe, but the design house has also created a roadster that you can see in the gallery below.

According to ItalDesign Giugiaro, the Parcour weighs in at around 3,400 pounds is capable of a 0 to 62 run of 3.6 seconds and it boasts a top speed of around 200 miles per hour. Ride height is adjustable from the cabin, ranging from 8.2 inches all the way up to 13 inches. A kind of terrain dial can be used inside with settings for Comfort, Off-Road, Ice and Track modes.

We don't entirely understand the suspension system, but the company says it uses a pushrod arrangement, minus the pushrods, which have been replaced by a second set of shocks. That means there are eight shocks in total, two at each corner. In Track mode, which lowers the car as far as possible, just four of the shocks are used.

Inside, the Parcour features a Plexiglass central dashboard with touch controls. The seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission offers Auto and Sport modes. Check out the complete press release below for all the details, and be sure to peruse both our live image gallery above and the stock shots below.Continue reading ItalDesign Giugiaro Parcour is a rough-and-tumble Lamborghini Gallardo

ItalDesign Giugiaro Parcour is a rough-and-tumble Lamborghini Gallardo originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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