Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 25th May 2010

KTM first got in on the act with the X-Bow and now Ducati have dabbled in the world of four wheels, releasing their vision of a four wheeled Desmosedici concept.

The concept, known as the D16RR2 was created as part of an online design competition, won by young designer Anthony Collard, who imagined a two-seater roadster powered by two Ducati Desmosedici RR V8 engines, each developing in excess of 200 HP.

Ducati claimed that the competition was launched to find a design that “gives the driver and its passenger sensations as similar as possible to the ones of riding a superbike” and insist that this is solely a concept exercise.

Young designer Anthony Collard imagined a hardcore 2-seater sports car powered by two Ducati Desmosedici RR V8 engines (each developing 200 HP).

As you’d expect from one of the world’s biggest Superbike manufacturers, motorbike and motorsport specialist parts are used throughout, including suspension by Ohlins, brakes by Brembo and wheels by Marchesini.

“The car has a mixed tubular/carbon body structure, covered by carbon panels and painted fairings,” said Collard. “It has Ohlins suspension on the four wheels. The engine is in a central front position (just behind the front wheel axle, like for example on a SLR McLaren), and it is a V8 made of two L4 Desmosedici engines. So it develops about 420hp for a car weighting 420-450kg, thanks to all the carbon elements. The wheels are, as on any Italian bike, Marchesinis.”