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 |  Mar 06 2012, 8:15 AM

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Images of a new concept car by Italdesign for the Geneva Motor Show have been released. Christened Italdesign Brivido, which means “thrill” in Italian, we have to agree that the Brivido is quite thrilling indeed.

Featuring classic kamm-tail GT sportscar proportions,  blade-like LED headlamps,  as well as a signature Italdesign “birdcage” cockpit treatment, the carbon-fiber extensive Brivido is sure to be one of the stars at Geneva. With a complex glass element, we’re not sure if the Brivido comes with functional windows but seeing that it is a radical sports car with gull-wing doors, we are quick to forgive its lack of practicality.

Supposedly, the Brivido will be powered by a front-mounted 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. Combined, the Brivido is expected to produce 360-hp, accelerate to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, and reach a top speed of 170 mph. The numbers are quite impressive, considering its combined fuel economy is rated at 36 mpg.

Interior shots have yet to be released but look for more details on the Italdesign Brivido Concept as we continue our coverage on the Geneva Motor Show.

GALLERY: Italdesign Brivido Concept

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