On 12 August 2020, twin prototypes known by design codes Nice 1 and Nice 2, left from Rivoli. These acronyms were no coincidence, in fact they refer to the famous city of the Côte d'Azur designated as the start for the Tour de France.
France 2020. Photos of the Grenadier team between stages of the Tour de France. From left Egan Bernal, Michael Kwiatkowski, Luke Rowe, Richard Carapaz, Jonathan Castroviejo, Andrei Amador, Dylan Van Baarle, Pavel Sivakov.Grenadier, a new start-up in the automotive sector, is part of the of the global chemical giant Ineos group.
The brand is known to the general public for the extraordinary sporting passion of its founder Jim Ratcliffe who formed the Grenadier cycling team "Ineos TeamUK" and the Britannia monohull that participated in the 2021 edition of the American's Cup.
They are also sponsors of the two Mercedes - AMG W11 EQs, registered for the 2020 Formula 1 world championship.
In 2020 the Brands Ineos, Grenadier, and Ineos TeamUK are present at the highest level in the world in the sports disciplines of Formula 1, cycling and nautical.
Magna Steyr’s Austrian and Italian divisions were important partners of Ineos in the realisation of this project with STUDIOTORINO acting as technical advisor to Magna Steyr Italia directed by Tiziano Novo for the realization of the prototypes with particular responsibility for quality.
The complete platform (chassis, engine, electronics, road test) and the mathematical surfaces were provided by Magna Steyr Austria as the complete engineering of the bodywork, while the engineering of the bodywork and assembly of the prototype was the work of Magna Steyr Italia
From left Stefano Vayr, Pier.
Luca Curbis and Davide SecoliLuca Curbis and Massimo Mingozzi
Da sinistra Davide Secoli, Carlo Carena, Tiziano Novo and Roberto Gatto
Flavio SecoliCarlo Carena
.Silvano Grosso.Massimo Mingozzi
From left Massimo Mingozzi, Luca Curbis, Walter Isabello and Luca Iraldi
The Grenadier was the first project of the Covid 19 period, having started in January 2020.
Despite everything it did not suffer any delay thanks to a particularly active management putting good use to most advanced remote communication systems and in the immediate application of the effective health protection systems both in the Magna Steyr Italia technical offices and in the Mercury modeling shop.
Among the Managers involved in the project were Carlo Carena and Michael Messing, coordinated respectively by Hans Peter Pessler and Tiziano Novo.
From left: Davide Secoli, Carlo Carena, Alfredo Stola
and Flavio Secoli.Job Zwollo reference manager in Ineos for the Grenadier project
Ineos coordinator Job Zwollo, was memorable for his tireless efforts in coordination "smart working" despite the problems created by the pandemic.
Teams Ineos, Magna Austria, Magna Italia and STUDIOTORINO interacted throughout the prototype construction period, working side by side Mercury at their Rivoli modeling facility.
The goal of these two Ineos Grenadier prototypes is future series production scheduled for 2022.
Rivoli 11 August 2020 at the Mercury modeling. From the Left Silvano Grosso, Luca Curbis, Gabriel Secoli, Robert Vernacea, Stefano Vayr, Valentino Vernacea, Alfredo Stola (Studiotorino), Massimo Mingozzi, Carlo Carena (Magna Steyr) Job Zwollo (Ineos), Davide Secoli, Tiziano Novo (Magna Steyr), Ermes Rizzardi, Beppe Aiola, Cristian Damiano, Maurizio Damiano and Beppe Comollo.