Umberto Palermo Unveils Valentino Tesla Model S & Electric Luce Concept Coupe

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 7

Top Image: Umberto Palermo Luce Concept Coupe - Bottom Image: Umberto Palermo Valentino Tesla Model S

Top Image: Umberto Palermo Luce Concept Coupe – Bottom Image: Umberto Palermo Valentino Tesla Model S

Italian design firm Umberto Palermo unveiled a concept version of its electric Luce Concept, as well as a highly modified Tesla Model S called Valentino.

According to Car Scoops, the Luce Concept Coupe “features a lightweight body made from recyclable materials, sitting on top of an aluminum monocoque. The study rides on 20-inch wheels and is 455 cm (179 in) long, 196 cm (77 in) wide and 124 cm (49 in) tall, tipping the scales at 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs).”

Specs are limited, but we do know that Luce puts out 288 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. Range is estimated at 211 miles. No battery capacity figures is listed.

Luce Concept Coupe

Luce Concept Coupe

Moving on to the modified Tesla Model S called Valentino.

Most of the mods are visual. Valentino rides on a lowered suspension and features new front and rear fascia. Somehow, range is claimed to increase (possibly due to aerodynamics) over the standard Tesla upon which it’s based, up to 500 km (311 miles).

Valentino Tesla Model S

Valentino Tesla Model S

Valentino Tesla Model S

Valentino Tesla Model S

For now, the Valentino is a one-off concept.  Whereas the Luce, is a precursor for a limited production run for sale into Europe, the US and Japan.

Both vehicles will debut at the 2016 Turin Motor Show on June 8. Additional details will be released at that time.

Source: Carscoops

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7 responses to "Umberto Palermo Unveils Valentino Tesla Model S & Electric Luce Concept Coupe"

  1. StopWhining says:

    It seems to me that like the old “volkswagon” chasis kit cars of the (70s? 80s), there could be a Huuuuuuuuuuge market
    for aftermarket bodies to fit on skateboard EV platforms, maybe even using the Tesla M3 as a base?

    I actually read about such a skateboard platform a few years back but I don’t think it got any traction.

    yeah, a little expensive, but think of the possibilities for customization.

  2. Bul_gar says:

    In other sites says that Valentino Model S has 16-20 miles more range & less weight.
    how with that body kit and wheels?

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Yes, they claim 310 miles of range, a slight improvement over the “regular” Model S on which it is based. How that is possible isn’t stated…but they specifically note it is a one-off concept, so I guess they don’t have to be more specific, lol.

      1. evcarnut says:

        310 mile range @ 45 Mph…l o l .

  3. evcarnut says:

    BERT0 !!! YOU MADE A mess!

  4. Speculawyer says:

    Gold chains and a Speedo.

  5. Nero says:

    I’m sure they used P100DL for the range 😀