Design students of the European Institute of Design of Turin have been tasked to reinterpret the Cisitalia 202 as a modern day sports car. The design concept will be be presented at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Master of Arts in Transportation Design students of the European Institute of Design of Turin have been tasked with a thesis project to reinterpret the classic Cisitalia 202 as a modern day sports car.

The design concept of the iconic Italian car will be be presented in full scale at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The Cisitalia 202 E ("Evolution") design concept represents the ninth year IED of Turin has presented a design concept.

Historically, the Cisitalia 202, which was commissioned in 1947 by industrialist, Piero Dusio, and designed by Battista "Pinin" Farina, is considered one of the first examples of an automobile's body constructed as a single shell.

Only 170 units were produced between 1947 and 1952. Today, one pristine example of the Cisitalia 202 is part of New York's Museum of Modern Art permanent collection.

IED's interpretation features the design theme of "sculpture in motion."

The 202 Evolution has a rear mounted V8 engine producing 450hp - a far cry from the original 202's four-cylinder 1,089 cc engine with 55 hp (41 kW).

Weighing only 780 lbs (354 kg) the Cisitalia 202 was able to reach a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).

The Cisitalia 202 E will be presented to the world's media on March 6th.

 

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