The Suzuki Misano concept is a sporty two-seater that is supposed to combine the “two souls” of the car and motorcycle manufacturing company, designed by a group of 24 master’s students at the Istituto Europeo di Design (European Institute of Design) .
The design is inspired by the values of the Suzuki brand, as well as the famous comedy film La Dolce Vita, whose portrayal of a “life marked by pleasure and sophistication” is supposed to inform the concept.
The all-electric Misano, which takes its name from the Italian Misano World Circuit cycle path, is modeled after a classic ‘barchetta’ silhouette. However, IED students, commissioned by Suzuki to create a concept that embodies the contrasting essences of driving and motorcycling, gave the look a futuristic touch.
The driver and passenger seats are both located in tandem format on the left side of the car and have been designed to blend into the body of the Misano through the deployment of angular but smooth lines. The right side, therefore, is only dedicated to storage space for the battery pack and a “side trunk”.
The rear of the Misano has been designed with an emphasis on aerodynamic efficiency, while the front is characterized by distinctive arrow-shaped headlights.
Although the Misano is technically a car, not a motorcycle, the concept includes a motorcycle-inspired yoke of control that is used to steer the car in place of a conventional wheel. A small windshield is another nod to the experience of riding a motorcycle at high speed.
The Director of IED Turin, Paolo Zini, said: “Misano is the result of the teamwork of our students who, all over the world, have chosen Turin as a place to prepare for their professional future.”
“The opportunity to discuss and collaborate with companies is what characterizes the two years of training,” Zini added.
The Misano will be on display to the public at Mauto, Turin’s National Automobile Museum, from June 15 to 16, 2021.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-29 15:36:56