Milanese design school IED – Istituto Europeo di Design – reasserts Italy’s heritage of car manufacturing with the Syrma concept car. Working alongside motoring publication Quattroruote, IED’s Syrma concept presents an atypical automotive configuration in a number of ways.
Starting with the interior layout that entails three staggered front seats with the driver’s seat located in the middle, under the hood lies a hybrid engine with a V6 twin turbo, approximately 4-litre heat engine, and an electric engine that when combined courier an impressive 900hp to the gas pedal.
When running on electric, the Syrma is entirely silent, that is aside from the screeching of rubber as you burn out of your driveway. Created by 11 students as part of their Masters thesis, the concept was developed and then produced in full scale in time for the 2015 International Geneva Motor Show.