• Mar 4, 2010
IED Tesla EYE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The gaping openings on the front of the EYE design study vehicle from the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin (IED) that's on display at the Geneva Motor Show this week would cause troublesome impacts on airflow if they were on a real electric car, we think. In the fantasyland of the auto show floor, though, they give the concept vehicle a menacing, moose-like nose (wait, does that make sense?). At least we can hope that the 11 transportation design master course students from IED who worked with Tesla Motors' chief designer Franz von Holzhausen on the project enjoyed the process.

Considering there's almost no chance we'll ever see the EYE concept cruising the streets, we'll just have to enjoy the car for what it is: a good-looking show car with a Tesla badge. Sure, we can imagine putting an electric powertrain in there and showing up at the soccer game in one of these, but for now we'll just have to click through the gallery below and ask ourselves if the IED students managed to create a new status symbol with the EYE, something they said they were shooting for.



Photos by Damon Lavrinc / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks almost exactly like the Honda Clone Trooper concept in front.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not that I'm any journalistic genius, but 47 words in the first sentence. I had to take three mental breaths to read it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      IED...really?

      That's a bad name, even for a concept.
        • 4 Years Ago
        IED is the name of the school, not the car. My guess is they had the name long before somebody decided those three letters should mean bomb.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Josh: That's exactly what I was thinking.

        @m: I don't think anyone is saything that the school didn't have it first, but that doesn't make it any less cringeworthy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What venture capitalists are still throwing money at this?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is beautiful! Aldo is too futuristic for my taste, but all does concept cars are. The are getting better and better with design. Go tesla. At first i tough is gonna be another wack start-up company, but they are getting better and better.
      -Ivan http://onlyhothotgirls.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      SVX windows. Weird.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like Bobba Fett