Walter De Silva’s new S9 Hypercar unveiled
A new hypercar designed by ex-Alfa Romeo stylist Walter De Silva has debuted at Milan Design Week. The S9 is the first in a new series of sports and luxury cars by De Silva. The product of an Italian-Chinese joint venture called Silk Faw, the show prototype anticipates the final production version, which will be manufactured in Emilia-Romagna, Italy’s ‘Motor Valley’.
Walter De Silva & Partners created a design described as “very elegant and refined… bound to the history of the most prestigious sports cars and design icons”. Its so-called ‘AeroDesign’ has been developed in collaboration with Dallara Automobili, with a structure in carbonfibre. Covered-wheel racing cars inspired the shape, with design highlights including a long tail and variable-geometry rear wing. Inside are digital readouts for the driver and passenger, with instrumentation on the steering wheel and dashboard.