For the Geneva Motor Show 2019, GFG Style, founded by the famous Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, has prepared a supercar called Kangaroo, the main feature of which is absolute versatility.
The GFG Kangaroo is not only capable of driving on public roads and racing tracks, but also feels confident off-road, be it snow, mud or sand. In fact, we have an extreme crossover in the guise of a sports coupe.
The unusual supercar draws attention with its bright orange paintwork with black accents and large 22-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion tires. The body of the model is an all-aluminum space frame to which external carbon fiber panels are hung, although the fenders are made of polycarbonate.
The car was equipped with a retractable front splitter, which is active only when driving on hard surfaces, and when the off-road mode is activated, it is removed, improving the geometry of the body.
Among other features of the coupe, it is worth noting its side windows, which smoothly flow into the glass roof, while the doors here open in the traditional way. Plus, at the back, the Kangaroo has a ventilation grill with built-in LEDs that act as huge turn signals.
The salon of the unique supercar is notable for the presence of three displays at once. In addition to the virtual tidy and a large vertical multimedia tablet under the windshield, there is a widescreen screen. It displays a picture from all-round cameras, and instead of a steering wheel, a full-fledged racing wheel is used.
The GFG Kangaroo sports coupe is 4,600 mm long and 2,000 mm wide. Machine height varies between 1,290 – 1,410 mm (depending on the level of ground clearance). This model is driven by an electric power plant developed by specialists from the Chinese bureau CH Auto.
The total output of the electric motors reaches 490 hp. and 680 Nm, and the traction battery capacity is 90 kWh. From a place to a hundred, an all-terrain supercar is capable of “shooting” in 3.8 seconds, developing speeds up to a maximum of 250 km / h. According to the developers, an electric car can travel up to 450 km on a single charge.
GFG Kangaroo also received an adjustable suspension, hydraulic struts which are able to change the ground clearance in the range of 120 millimeters. In the lowest position (Racing), the ground clearance is 140 mm, in the average (Road) – 190 mm, and in the maximum (Off-Road) – 260 mm.
Interestingly, in road modes, one spring is used on each wheel, and in off-road modes, a second set is also involved, which contributes to a higher smoothness of the ride. The developers have pre-equipped with auto cameras for the autonomous control system, although the latter is not yet on the list of equipment.
At the Geneva show, the car will be presented as a concept, with GFG building a test prototype that has undergone high-speed testing on the ice-covered Swiss lake of St. Moritz. Whether the firm will decide on the release of the commercial Kangaroo will become known after the car dealership.