Sixteen students and Hyundai’s European design centre have collaborated to give life to the mid-engined Hyundai PassoCorto sports car concept.

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Briefed by Hyundai to design a vehicle for young and connected Generation Y buyers, the Masters in Transportation Design students from Turin’s Instituto Europeo di Design created the twin-turbocharged 199kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder PassoCorto concept.

The students worked under the watchful eye of Masters course coordinator and Pininfarina lead designer Luca Borgogno. All students submitted design proposals, and the two that were judged to best fit the brief were merged together in a 70:30 blend.

The class then worked to develop a full-scale model of the design vision, which will be displayed publically for the first time at next week’s Geneva motor show.

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The two-seater is 4100mm long, 1880mm wide, 1160mm tall, and rides on a 2450mm wheelbase.

The South Korean car maker says the concept provides a vision for how a future lightweight Hyundai sports car might look.

The Hyundai PassoCorto concept will debut alongside the Intrado concept in Geneva on March 4.