Prototypes and mules are the real lab to validate the development and assess the performances.


More than seventy pre-series of the new Audi Q2 compact SUV were assembled at Italdesign plant.​ An average of 120 mule vehicles are built for the VW Group every year. ​

Italdesign develops prototypes and mules with ultra-high levels of precision for the validation of all design and engineering parameters.

Testing activities performed on these running objects enable to validate the development, to optimize project data, to check the target fulfilment before the final release of the production tools.​

Italdesign offers a turnkey approach from Manufacturing to Testing and Validation, on test tracks, quality checks and Audits, in order to provide its customers not only with the products but also with the project results.

Development activities are supported by verification and validation methods based on virtual simulations.

During the engineering phase, checks on physical objects like models, mule cars and prototypes are nevertheless important for all major manufacturers.​


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