• Oct 8, 2009

Iso Rivolta Marella design study – Click above for high-res image gallery


Front-engine rear-drive aluminum chassis, 640-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, high bang:buck ratio... Chevrolet's Corvette ZR1 has got it all. No wonder it's proving to be such a compelling choice for coachbuilders. Reviving the time-honored tradition in re-cloaking Vettes with Italian sheetmetal, the resurgent Stile Bertone used the ZR1 as the basis for the Mantide. And now, a Russian design student has teamed up with rival design house Zagato for another coachbuilt supercar concept based on the ZR1.

The Marella design study revives the Iso Rivolta nameplate, as imagined by one Fedor Stetskevich of the Moscow State University of Industrial and Applied Arts. Commonly known as the Stroganov (yes, you sophisticate, like the beef dish) the university was founded in 1825 and stands as one of Russia's oldest design schools. As you can see, Steskevich collaborated directly with Zagato on the project – which currently exists only as a model – and you can see a lot of resemblance to the Perana Z-One. Beyond that, we'll let the work speak for itself, so have a look in the extensive high-resolution image gallery below and you can leave your thoughts in the Comments below that.



[Source: CarDesign.ru via CarScoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Just stick a Maserati nose on an Alfa 8C body and out pops a revolting russian ravioli concept.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "So you call it the Revolta?"

      "Yes."

      "I can see why..."
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's actually insanely reminiscent of a recent Ferrari 575 that a wealthy Japanese guy had Zagato rebody, I think called the 575 GTZ. So, in that regard, he definitely nailed the Zagato design lineage. In its own right, there is plenty to like about this concept. Good rear end, good arches, nice almond shaped side windows. Like others are thinking, some of it is Alfa 8Cish, but I think anything inspired from the Alfa can only be a good thing. Really the only unsavory bit is it's gaping fish snout. But, hey, I can respect a designer for being bold.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't know how they fit an LS V8 engine into a 3 inch long chassis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      599 got in a tussle with a Pontiac Solstice, and both came out looking uglier.
      • 5 Years Ago
      if this was a girl i would say "hopefully she can cook"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well since it's based off the ZR-1, I'd say yes...she can cook.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could never be a car designer. I would continually over-analyze and tweak it to death. So, I guess this is a good designer. Because I would have changed some things. And I am a bad designer. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting pix... Russian designers build Hot Wheels-sized concept models?

      Odd... and hardly credible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Never has the name of a car been so fitting.
      Awful.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like a crappy solstice
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pontiac Solstice with a body kit and ZR1 motor yes it can be done...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rocking
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