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Scilla Concept: IED, Quattroruote and Pininfarina Cooperation




It is a collaborative effort between the IED, Quattroruote and Pininfarina, the concept car Scilla made as a thesis project of the Master in Transportation Design 2015/16 IED Turin, that arise from the need to recover the value of lightness in our existence and driving experience.

In Scilla the idea of lightness is at first perceived and then patented, just as a veil laid down on an object reveals its shape. Lightness implies also reducing the impact on the environment – through the choice of sustainable/innovative materials – and disengagement by stylistic and formal schemes. The name Scilla, chosen by the Quattroruote followers on Facebook, is inspired to the Greek myth of a nymph which took the appearance of a heavy sea monster. The concept car symbolizes the redemption of the myth, which rediscovers its original grace through clear and pure lines.

Scilla  is a semi-autonomous driving vehicle with an innovative 1+1 seats layout, inspired by the world of aeronautics. It is powered by an electric plug-in/plug-off power train combined with rear wheels brush-less engines that allows good traction and control on the road.

Protected by an innovative shell structure, its occupants can experience the emotion and pleasure of driving and project themselves into a hypothetical 2030 scenario. In fact, Scilla was conceived as a glider on the road, inside which one can distance himself from daily life. One of the distinguishing features is the man-machine interaction: the wheel, just like a human being, monitors the driving and is able to detect dangerous or critical situations.

The students, supervised by their coordinator Alessandro Cipolli, undertook a path that simulates the one followed by contemporary automotive design centres. Each student made a proposal and the ones that best met the requirements for the exteriors or interiors were selected for the final version. Finally the whole class created a core team to complete the project and realize it on 1:1 scale.

Design: Ramón Aguirre Dávalos, Yusuf Atlamaz, Ana María Bravo Sanabria, Giovanni Bulgarelli, Ko-Han Hsu, Kaihang Huang, Abhijeet Kumar, Daniel Antony James Lourdusamy, Jayesh Ajay Naphade, José Rogelio Quesada Campos, Allwyn Pushparaj Santha Suthan James, Igor Shenderey, Jaehyun Shin, Yanyi Song, Sandeep Dilip Sutar, Daniel Gilberto Teruel Valdenea


Master in Transportation Design cоordinator: Alessandro Cipolli


Other contributions to the project: Rawad Abou Zaki (Ergonomics), Alan Coda (3D Modelling), Vincenzo Greco (Maya), Pierfilippo Mancini (Maya), Emanuele Nava (Tutoring), Davide Tealdi (Interior Design)
Manufacturer: NCS New Cast Services

Photo: Quattroroute
Sketches and artworks: Jayesh Ajay Naphade






Direction: Key sketch

Exterior sketch research

Refinement

Resolution sketches






Resolution for front face



Interior development details

Texture proposal










Scale model at International Geneva Motorshow 2017
Scale model at International Geneva Motorshow 2017

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