Istituto Europeo di Design Syrma Concept
At the 85th Geneva Motor Show the Istituto Europeo di Design and Quattroruote reaffirmed the excellence and innovation of Italian design at a world preview of the Syrma concept car, the 11th 1:1 scale model designed by the now historic Master in Transportation Design of the Turin Istituto Europeo di Design.
The Swiss Motor Show, a regular appointment for both Quattroruote and the Istituto Europeo di Design, has been selected as the ideal venue to showcase this important cooperation, intended to highlight their common, markedly Italian DNA and to present a world preview of the concept car at the Quattroruote booth.
SYRMA (length 4,730mm – width 1,980mm – height 1,155mm – pitch 2,790mm) features an extremely innovative layout: three staggered front seats with central driving position and rear power unit. The concept has a hybrid propulsion system with a V6 twin turbo, approximately 4-litre heat engine and an electric engine that, together, deliver around 900 hp.
Using the electric engine, this rear-wheel drive vehicle could circulate freely in city centres, effectively contributing to reducing air pollution. Designed to deliver total safety, the car features a complete array of innovative passive and active safety devices.
In electric mode, the car is completely silent and its arrival is perceived through front laser projection of messages and images on the road. As regards internal layout, the central driving position guarantees maximum visibility when driving, while the cockpit that “envelops” the two side passengers, covered by a teardrop windscreen, acts as a protective shield of the cabin.
Syrma is the brainchild of: Xingwu Li (China)
Project contributors: Marshin Bhatt (India); Jacek Chrzanowski (Poland); Gaurav Anand Jagtap (India); Cho-ta Lu (Taiwan); Dror Peleg (Israel); Sunny Gurmukh Ramrakhiani (India); Rahul Surendra Sadwelkar (India); Aldo Hernandez Schurmann (Mexico); Reza Shahla (Iran) and Jingwen Wu (China), students of the Master in Transportation Design, Istituto Europeo di Design Turin academic year 2013/14.
Project coordination: Luca Borgogno, Lead Designer Pininfarina; Fulvio Fantolino F&F Design Studio, with the collaboration of Luca Dazzan, Alberto Filosi; Rustom Mazda and Adriano Piovano, Professors at the Istituto Europeo di Design.
Special thanks: Cecomp
Technical Sponsors: Model Resine, Newcast Services, OZ Racing, Pirelli and Proteam Group