Italdesign Capsula

ItalDesign Capsula (1982)

Not a formal research but a real construction hypothesis for future cars, innovative but inspired by first years cars, before the bodywork introduction. Capsula is thought around an innovative concept: the one of the platform that includes engine, driving shaft, tank, spare wheel, trunk, servobrake, heater, optical groups.

The chassis is inspired by buses and small industrial vehicles, is completely equipped and self sufficient.

The compartment is a capsule applied to the chassis in a fast and easy way, and can be substituted in every moment transforming the Capsula in a commercial vehicle, or in an ambulance or in a rescue vehicle.

In the berline version, the research is focused on internal compartment, bigger than contemporary VW Golf 1 and Mercedes 380SE, in just 3720 mm length.