Suzuki x IED Misano Concept Car
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Suzuki Motor Corporation has created a revolutionary concept car with the help of Italy's Istituto Europeo di Design, or IED. The Suzuki Misano Concept Car, the product of their joint project, aims to bring together the excitement of a motorcycle and an automobile into one stunning vehicle.
The modern Italian Barchetta speedster-inspired design of the Suzuki Misano Concept Car comes with no roof and just a hint of a windshield for protection, creating an adventurous feel that's sure to turn heads. Beyond its impressive exterior, this concept car also offers an exciting new seating arrangement – passengers are placed behind drivers on the left side in tandem seating inspired by motorcycles. The whole structure is held up by only one door located on the left. Everything else within the frame is taken up by a battery and side-mounted trunk. To top it all off, instead of a steering wheel, the driver controls operation through a "control stick" similar to those used on bikes.
The eager minds behind this grand design are 24 students from IED, who worked diligently to ensure no detail was overlooked in turning Suzuki's vision into something tangible and awe-inspiring. Tesla Inc., EDAG Italia, Torino Crea, Freeland. Car and Raitec were all involved in making this marvel come alive and manufacturable at scale.
Starting May 15th, 2021, those lucky enough to be in Turin will have access to see this beauty with their own eyes at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (National Automotive Museum). It will be available for public viewing for an entire month. The Suzuki Misano Concept Car is certainly an ambitious undertaking infused with brilliant ideas from both Suzuki Motor Corporation as well as IED's creative minds.
Fusing classic automotive engineering with innovative technology and unique touches such as tandem seating does more than just create an aesthetically captivating piece – it captures enchantment in motion for those adventure-seekers out there looking for unique driving experiences.