Hyundai PassoCorto - Inspired By Generation Y
Hyundai has made connections with the students in the famous Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy, and working in collaborations with them has created a sports car that would appeal to Generation Y consumers. The final concept was displayed in Geneva.
Sixteen students draw and designed. As you can see on the pictures, the result is a dramatic, compact and ultra-lightweight sports car concept which carries the name PassoCorto. In Italian this means ‘short wheelbase'.
The compact two-seater weighs only 840 kg due to the extensive use of carbon fibre. Even the chassis is made of this material. The engine which drives this car is a rear-mid mounted four-cylinder in-line 1,6-litre bi-turbo one.
The exterior paint finish was decided in fiery orange with the aim to pay homage to the bright colours of many Italian sports cars back in the 70s'. The car was constructed via manual design and clay modeling. Modern-day 3D digital modelling was used only in the final stages.
The technical feature included here are a video camera that not only acts as a rear view mirror, but also records high-resolution videos to be shared with friends on the web.