At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show the I.DE.A Institute returned
once again to display an advanced, functional concept
car created by the Turin-based design and engineering
The Sofia concept is a proposal for a 4-seat sedan with
a hybrid drivetrain. The concept's styling takes its inspiration
from a variety of sources, including I.DE.A's most recent
concept the ERA,
and the female form. The burgundy colored bodywork is
meant to simulate the appearance of a glamorous red dress.
One of the aims of the designers was to create a vehicle
which had a very Italian feel to it. Well they've succeeded
The sharply chiseled lines and sculpted front and rear
light clusters are designed to create a multitude of flowing
shapes and contours all around the vehicle.
Powering the I.DE.A Sofia is a V8 engine which driving
the rear wheels. A hybrid version which uses the V8 in
conjunction with an electric motor has also been conceived.
This version would develop around 500 hp (400 hp V8, 100
hp electric motor). The electric motors, powered by lithium
polymer batteries, would drive the front wheels.
I.DE.A Sofia dimensions:
Length: 5097 mm
Width: 2006 mm
Height: 1381 mm
Wheelbase: 3064 mm
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