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by Brett Davis

Students from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Master of Arts in Transportation Design in Italy, have come up with this rather interesting car which will be on display at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Abarth Scorp-Ion.

The Scorp-Ion was developed under the watchful eye of Pininfarina’s Luca Borgogno, as well as Maserati in-house designer, Luigi Giampaolo. The project was headed by Emre Husmen who simply wanted to create a futuristic two-seat coupe with compact yet aesthetically-pleasing proportions.

As the name of the car suggests, the design takes inspiration from a scorpion, with its wide front and progressively narrowing rear shape. It also features an aerial in the form of a ‘stinger’ integrated into the roof design.

The Scorp-Ion is 4010mm long, 1900mm wide and just 1190mm tall, making it one low and sleek creature.

As the name also suggests, ‘Ion’ means the car is electric, although it is simply a concept at this stage. Four motors power the Scorp-Ion concept that all draw power from a lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the ‘tail’ section of the design.

It’s fairly unique overall, and certainly opens up one’s imagination toward electric vehicle design possibilities.




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