Obscure as it may have been (and remains still) to most motorheads on the western shores of the Atlantic, the original Cisitalia 202 was (and endures as) an icon in automotive design. It was fluid, harmonious, and looked as though it were carved by wind from a single bar of soap. The modern interpretation you see here, however, is a far cry.

Designed by the students in transportation design at the IED in Turin, Italy, the Cisitalia 202 E concept was unveiled here on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show to a largely indifferent audience. You can't fault the students or their school for that, because there's just so much going on here. But then it doesn't do much to stand out, either.

Suffice it to say that some of the projects – namely the 2008 Maserati Chicane – undertaken by previous graduating classes caught our attention in a better way. See what we mean in the gallery of live images above.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny how taking off the headlights from a car makes it look blind.
        • 2 Years Ago
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        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        They should have names it the HOSTAGE
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like this Cisitalia concept very much. This car is very simple, but same time it has very dynamic volume. Some one mentioned about the pure red color, but obviously that is the result they paid homage to old Cisitalia 202.
      kikhu
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like this car .. and I really do not understand this attack .. I've never seen a critique like that for most ugly cars, designed by an entire style center..
      A Higgs Boson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why has no one commented about the unique headlights as a pure oval ring, or the mirrors that are just little wings. I agree red is not striking enough of a color so the lines cant be seen, but a yellow version of this car would be mouthwatering. Now if they had made a cabriolet model. . . . well that would be a different story. This car looks like the car that would be driven in TRON, which in my book makes it outstanding.
      Calo
      • 2 Years Ago
      It´s a very bad article this one, you are being too hard with IED´s students. For other side, you are critizising as well the work of Paolo Pininfarina and of Luigi Giampaolo, the designer of Maserati, who supported the student with their essay... Aren't you too small to judge so hardly such big giants of design? I like this car, I think it´s very cool.
      carshazy
      • 2 Years Ago
      i clearly believe it is a nice interpretation of the old cisitalia the chrome reflection concept that has been used as a true detail here really respects the elegance and futurism that cisitalia represents overall the volume of the car is very neat
      Evan Hayden
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it looks awesome.
      mworriex
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't really get the point of the review. As a review it should say what is wrong with the object and not only say: it's a s**** or just, I don't like it. In my opinion this is a very nice work. Fresh ideas and concepts well combined. And don't forget it's a students work done in a couple of months. I would love to have one of these in my garage, just to look at it in the morning when I wake up and feel happy.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dont know why you criticize, i like it a lot!
      Zorro
      • 2 Years Ago
      Take a look here, the blog's fotos are not so good! http://www.virtualcar.it/ginevra-2012-live-virtual-car-ied-torino-shooting-ufficiale-cisitalia-202-e/
      mworriex
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this only was a serious blog... anyway...
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      IED is a really unfortunate name these days
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