At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show IED will unveil the Abarth Scorp-Ion Concept, a compact 2-seater sportscar that combines the brand’s core values of compactness and performance with an eco-friendly all-electric powertrain.
he Abarth Scorp-Ion Concept is an all-electric sportscar created by the students of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design – work experience at Turin-based IED.
Developed in partnership with Abarth, the Scorpion aims at exploring the very essence of the brand – independently from the Fiat models.
Following Abarth’s tradition, the Scorp-Ion has compact dimensions: a length of 4,010 mm, a width of 1,905 mm and a height of 1,1192, with a wheelbase of 2,350 mm.
It combines a 2-seat layout with an all-electric powertrain, powered by Lithium-Ion batteries located under the load floor behind the seats.
To optimize the interior space the Scorp-Ion uses four in-heel electric motors.
César Mendoza, Director of IED Turin, has commented “It’s always exciting and also a source of a particular apprehension to know that our school participates each year at the Geneva Motor Show without having a definitive vision, from the outset, of the project we will present; a vision that is gradually refined and takes shape once the concept has been completed by the students. It is this silent confidence in our students and which exists among the school, lecturers and students that underlies the professional growth of each single designer”.
The seven students who worked at the Scorp-Ion project were supervised by Pininfarina Senior Designer Luca Borgogno and Maserati designer Luigi Giampaolo.
Starting from seven different concept proposals presented as 1:4 scale clay models, the selected project
conceived by Emre Husmen (Turkey) was then finalized into a full scale model that will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Show.
The design team also included Alexandre Goloskok (Russia), Aydar Nigmatullin (Russia), Maksym Shkinder (Ukraine), Karla Dennis Soriano Farfan (Mexico), Chrysanthos Therapontos (Cyprus), Marcos Villalon (Argentina).
Technical partners of the project included Pirelli, OZ Racing and GR Painting.