270-Horsepower Hyundai PassoCorto Concept Car Photos
It doesn’t matter which part of the world designers come from, those employed by Italian design studios are still able to create something magic.
A prime example of that is the Hyundai concept that is being touted as an Alfa Romeo 4C competitor via a study from IstitutoEuropeo di Design (IED) of Turin.
Known as the PassoCorto, the commissioned piece was put together at the European Hyundai Design Center for inclusion in the Made in Italy course taught at the IED.
The hot-looking 2-seater sports car will be shown off at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
This event is a common place for full scale models created by IED Turin to be displayed, with this concept the tenth such vehicle.
The PassoCorto essentially has the same dimensions as the 4C, coming in at 4,100mm long, 1,880mm wide and 1,160mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,450mm.
The static study is designed to be built around a lightweight carbon fiber chassis, which comes in at a slight 840kg. Power is delivered via a Hyundai 1.6-liter bi-turbocharged four producing around 270-horsepower.
IED revealed that a pair of cockpits on the inside, with specific instruments displayed for the driver and passenger.
There is an optical connection between the seat and the dashboard, with special niches in the frame of the backrest.
Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at the Hyundai Europe Design Center, expressed gratitude to the IED director Riccardo Balbo, as well as to the students, for allowing Hyundai to deliver the PassoCorto as part of the Master Course.
He said that he was delighted with how the car turned out, and said that he was proud to see the Hyundai badge sitting on such a beautiful vehicle.