Geneva bound Hyundai PassoCorto concept is from IED school
South Korean car makers, Hyundai are all-set to showcase their two seater sports car concept, PassoCorto at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Designed by the students at Istituto Europeo di Design, famously known as IED, this is a mid engined sports car powered by a 1.6l turbocharged engine that delivers 266 horses at max.
Developed by 16 students from the Master’s course coordinated by Luca Borgogno, Lead Designer Pininfarina, and in association with Hyundai Design Center Europe, PassoCorto concept measures 4100mm in length, 1880mm in width, 1160mm in height and a wheelbase of 2450mm. The name PassoCorto means ‘short wheelbase’ in Italian.
Speaking about the concept, the press release reveals, “The concept is the result of a process marked by various assessment stages, simulating a real working situation. All the students submitted their own proposal; the two that were best able to respond to the initial brief were selected and “merged” together into the final version which combines approximately 70% of one proposal and 30% of the other. The entire class in fact created a core working team in order to create a well-integrated model of the two final versions in line with the concepts expressed by the scale models, completing as a group the full scale concept.”
Along with the PassoCorto concept, Hyundai will also display the Intrado Concept, which is powered by hydrogen.