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Autobianchi G31

The Autobianchi G31 coupé by OSI.

Vehicle Overview

The Autobianchi G31 prototype marked a significant departure in the design philosophy of a major car manufacturer, demonstrating a newfound commitment to research and innovation in mass production vehicles. Designed by Pio Manzù and crafted by coachbuilder OSI, the G31 showcased a forward-thinking approach to automotive design, particularly in its application of aerodynamic principles. One notable feature of the G31’s bodywork was its highly streamlined front section. By eliminating perpendicular surfaces that impede aerodynamic penetration, the design achieved exceptional airflow efficiency, enhancing both performance and fuel economy. This emphasis on aerodynamics was a key aspect of the prototype’s design, reflecting a broader trend towards improving vehicle efficiency and reducing drag. In addition to its aerodynamic profile, the G31 also incorporated principles of passive safety into its interior design. The dashboard, door trim, roof, and pillars were all covered with polyurethane foam panels, providing impact absorption and enhancing occupant protection in the event of a collision. This innovative approach to interior design underscored the prototype’s commitment to both performance and safety. While the Autobianchi G31 did not enter mass production, it served as a testament to the potential for collaboration between car manufacturers and independent coachbuilders to push the boundaries of automotive design. The prototype’s emphasis on aerodynamics and safety laid the groundwork for future advancements in vehicle technology, influencing the development of production cars for years to come.

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Technical Specifications

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  • Year
    1968
  • Make
    Autobianchi
  • Model
    G31
  • Coachbuilder
    OSI
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