Master in Transportation Design – a.y. 2009/10
An electric provocation for the future of Abarth
SCORP-ION (length 4010 mm – width 1905 mm – height 1192 mm – wheel base 2350 mm) embodies all of Abarth’s specific characteristics in an unequalled combination of sportiness and reduced dimensions. However, the concept oversteps any current scheme of the production range and is projected towards the future of the marque, according to an extreme vision of Abarth’s identity and character.
SCORP-ION has been conceived as an environment-friendly car: a green identity, 2-seater small size and full-electric. Positioning of the lithium battery, from which the car takes its name SCORP-ION (from the English ion) under the load compartment behind the seats promotes maximum rationalisation of space. The engine is de-located in the four wheels in order to exploit the interior to the full; the very low centre of gravity of the vehicle promotes maximum performance and efficient driving, the two-seater configuration endows the vehicle with a generously-scaled luggage compartment.
Overall, the concept recalls the lines of the scorpion – icon of the Abarth marque – and has been designed with particular attention to improving vehicle aerodynamics, also through complete covering of the real wheels.
Participating for the eighth year running at the Geneva International Motor Show, IED Turin unveils a world preview of the SCORP-ION: an environment-friendly concept car designed by the students of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design – work experience a.y. ’09/10 and constructed in cooperation with Abarth. For the 81st edition of the Motor Show, IED has measured up the challenge of interpreting the true essence of the Abarth marque, distinguishing this from the Fiat brand with which it is often identified, through the vision of the young car designer.
SCORP-ION is the offshoot of the work of seven students of the Master coordinated by Luca BORGOGNO, Senior Designer Pininfarina and Luigi GIAMPAOLO, Designer Maserati. The Master of Arts in Transportation Design – work experience is a highly qualified, two-year course intended to train competent automotive professionals able to approach the world of work through a constant rapport between companies and styling centres. The concept car is, in fact, the result of a process comprising various phases of assessment that simulate a real working situation: starting from the seven design proposals, all the models have been reproduced in clay in 1:4 scale, subsequently selecting that which complied most effectively with the initial brief of the company. The entire class, working in groups, then worked on the project selected to complete all the internal and external details of the concept.
SCORP-ION was conceived by: Emre HUSMEN (Turkey), Alexandre GOLOSKOK (Russia), Aydar NIGMATULLIN (Russia), Maksym SHKINDER (Ukraine), Karla Dennis SORIANO FARFAN (Mexico), Chrysanthos THERAPONTOS (Cyprus), Marcos VILLALON (Argentina), studenti del Master in Transportation Design IED Torino a.a. 2009/10.
Other contributions to the project: Alessandro BELOSIO and Luca DAZZAN.
In collaboration with: Pirelli, OZ Racing and GR Painting
Special thanks: Cecomp
The Istituto Europeo di Design stand was created thanks to the collaboration of: Abet Laminati
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