Remember the Abarth SCORP-ION Coupe Concept design study we previewed last week? The team of students from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin, Italy, have now unveiled the concept in full at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
It looks a lot better in the metal than the previewed computer-generated images we saw. At the same time though, it’s remarkable just how accurate those drawings were as the car at the show seems to share the same proportions and details.
As previously reported, the SCORP-ION was developed by students from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Master of Arts in Transportation Design, in Italy, under the watchful eye of Luca Borgogno from Pininfarina, as well as Luigi Giampaolo, an in-house designer at Maserati.
The shape of the car is meant to resemble a scorpion, featuring a ‘stinger’ aerial, a wide nose and slimmer rear end. It is a compact coupe with seating limited to two people. It measures 4010mm in length, 1900mm in width and tops out at just 1190mm tall.
Like the name suggests, the SCORP-ION is powered by an electric motor with lithium ion batteries. The batteries are stored in the rear ‘tail’ section of the car while four electric motors sit inside each of the four wheel compartments, powering all four wheels.
Take a look at the video below for more close-up shots.