IED Students Build A Modern Cisitalia 202 Concept For Geneva

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For the ninth-year running, the up-and-coming designers at Italy’s Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) based in Turin will be showcasing a new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show.

The latest concept, previewed in these teaser sketches, is the 2012 Cisitalia 202 E, a modern interpretation of the classic Cisitalia 202 from 1947.

In this case the “E” in the title stands for evolution.

Handling the design work is a team of students undertaking the Master of Arts in Transportation Design program run by the IED. Sponsoring the project are wheel and tire companies OZ Racing and Pirelli.

The original Cisitalia 202, designed and built in post-war Italy by Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia, with a little help from Pininfarina, was first unveiled at Lake Como’s Villa d'Este Gold Cup in 1947 before hitting the Paris Auto Show that same year. The car never made large scale production though a handful of examples were built and even raced.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of the modern example on March 6, the first press day of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. In the meantime, follow our ongoing coverage of the event via our dedicated show page.

2012 Cisitalia 202 E Concept by European Institute of Design students

2012 Cisitalia 202 E Concept by European Institute of Design students

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