IED Abarth Scorp-Ion

Abarth Scorp-Ion (IED) (2011)

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show IED will unveil the Abarth Scorp-Ion Concept, a compact 2-seater sportscar that combines the brand’s core values of compactness and performance with an eco-friendly all-electric powertrain.

The Abarth Scorp-Ion prototype is the result of a group of seven IED students led by Pininfarina senior designer Luca Borogno and Maserati designer Luigi Giampaolo. Their project was selected from seven other applicants as the most consistent with the requirements for a concept car by Abarth. The goal of the IED instructors was to show students how a car design for a real company works – from discussing ideas to creating several 1:4 scale models and choosing the best option.

The overall length of the Scorp-Ion concept is 4010 millimeters, the width is 1900 millimeters, and the height is 1190 millimeters. As planned by the developers, the two-seater coupe should be equipped with four electric motors (one in each wheel), which are powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries located under the floor of the luggage compartment in the rear of the body.

As previously reported, the company Abarth, which specializes in the completion of Fiat cars, is really preparing its own model – a compact sports roadster. According to preliminary information, it will receive a Fiat 1.4-liter gasoline engine of the MultiAir family, which develops 170 horsepower and a dual-clutch preselective gearbox.