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Though it proudly sports a chrome Tesla Motors logo on its nose, the Geneva-bound EYE concept pictured above was not penned by that California company's designers. Not directly anyway. That credit goes to 11 transportation design master course students at the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin (IED). That's not to say Tesla Motors wasn't involved in the effort, though. In a bid to uncover the student's future-vision, the school decided to hook up with the company whose name they felt is "synonymous with innovation," and the team went on to develop its green dream under the supervising eye of Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla's chief designer.

Though we'll likely never see how this full-size model looks rolling down the road, we will get see it posing for the public at the Geneva Motor Show. Perhaps our photos taken there will better reveal whether the concept has successfully achieved its makers' goal of creating a 2 + 2 sportscar "conceived to become a status-symbol."


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[Source: Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin]