The European Design Institute (IED) based in Turin, Italy, produces talented car designers. 16 of these soon-to-be car designers worked on this concept – called the Hyundai PassoCorto – to make it a reality in time for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The group was led by Pininfarina designer Luca Borgono. The brief was to create a full-size model of a sports car that would appeal to Generation Y. Basically young adults. The project started with each student coming up with their own design. From these the best two were selected, and the resulting concept is a combination of this pair.
The PassoCorto was developed in collaboration with Hyundai’s European design center, and is powered by a 266 horsepower, 1.6 litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is mounted in the center of the car.
Sadly, despite the stunning appearance of the car, and what sounds like a very entertaining drivetrain and configuration, the Hyundai PassoCorto is a concept in the truest sense of the word. Don’t expect to see anything like this from Hyundai in the near future.
And that’s a massive shame.