Among all the automakers unveiling their new wares in Geneva every year are a handful of independent designers and schools that aim to change the way we think about the automobile. They range from mainstream design houses like Pininfarina and Bertone to the zany obscurity of the IED Torino and – most especially – Sbarro.

Not to be confused with the Italian fast-food chain, Franco Sbarro has a history of creating off-the-wall show cars for the Geneva show. But while we were expecting to find the F1for3 concept created for Delphi, instead we found the vehicle you see above.

Called the Intencity, this vehicle is less a design of Franco himself and more that of his students at the Espera Sbarro school in Montbéliard, France. Details are few and far between, but what we can tell you is that the innovative design packs an electric powertrain into a 1+1 body-style with a giant front-hinged canopy.

Power (whether theoretical or otherwise) comes from a 100-kilowatt electric motor fueled by a 96-cell lithium-phosphate battery good for about 180 kilometers fitted in a tubular frame chassis for a package that weighs a lithe 980 kg overall. OZ provides the wheels and Recaro the seats, and you can check out the whole package in our high-resolution live images from the show floor.


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      kanundrum17
      • 2 Years Ago
      They make Great pizza.
        Randy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kanundrum17
        I was just gonna say something like that. LOL
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where I live, if you go to Sbarro after 8:30PM, everything is 50% off.
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 2 Years Ago
      Their Pizza gets cold too fast. By the time I make it back to my seat at the food court, the pizza is already room temperature. I think that over is for show...
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who knew pizza place made such cool cars? My only question is will it be filled with MSG or preservatives?
      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a sucker for 1+1 seating and of course for any kind of non-traditional door (or in this case, roof). It's totally impractical but it sure is fun.
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      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I could have sworn Sbarro made microwaved pizzas rather than cars...
      KaBoomBOX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kind of subdued for a Sbarro, but cool.