Giugiaro-designed Sibylla EV has sliding windshield and gull-wing doors

It's a flashy EV for a Chinese windmill company.

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Though no longer a part of the Italdesign company, the Giugiaro family of designers are still creating cars at their new studio GFG Style. The latest car from the group is called the Sibylla, and it was designed for a Chinese energy company called Envision that builds wind turbines and creates energy management systems. Though the combination is unusual, the car is awesome.

We should explain the name before going much further, though. According to GFG, the name comes from a mythical Latin character that could provide answers and predict the future. This is evident in the car, because it features Envision's operating system for managing electricity. The idea is that this car would be able to act as a battery either storing or providing electricity to nearby buildings as needed. The name was also chosen because Giorgetto Giugiaro's mother, Maria Sibilla, shared the name.

It may not be a name that rolls off the tongue, but that hardly matters because the car is gorgeous. It has a space-age round canopy unhindered by pillars, accentuated by a low, wedge-like nose. Because of the large one-piece windshield, GFG had to devise an unusual way to climb in. The whole glass dome slides forward when the front doors are opened. Based on GFG's description, it seems that the occupants can keep the windshield in a slightly forward position, too, if a targa-style experience is desired. The rear doors have a flashy opening system, as well, this time in the form of a gull-wing design. Inside, there are just four seats. The front passengers have access to an expansive infotainment display filling the arched dashboard. The driver gets an airplane-style steering wheel with touch pads. The rear passengers have fully reclining seats and individual infotainment systems.

Only one part of the car is a bit predictable, and it's the powertrain. It uses two electric motors, one in the front and one in the back for all-wheel-drive. Exact specs weren't revealed, but in describing the electrical networking capability, there is reference to a hypothetical 75kWh battery. If it used such a battery, it would probably have a similar range to the entry-level Tesla Model S 75D, which can go about 260 miles on a charge.

The Sibyla will be on display at this year's Geneva Motor Show. We don't expect it to become a production car, but we wouldn't mind if it did.

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