This is the work of students at the Transportation Design School at Istituto Europeo di Design or IED for short. It was shown at the Geneva Motor Show. Besides being a hybrid supercar from the future, the Syrma is also focused on driver safety, though we can’t imagine this low wedge would ever pass a pedestrian crash test.
In theory at least, this concept car packs a total of 900 horsepower, which is about the same as the McLaren P1. But the gas engine is not a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8, but a 4-liter one, matched to a single electric motor.
From the back, it looks very futuristic, with its high-mounted exhaust hinting at the world of Formula 1. There’s also a dorsal fin that may have been inspired by Le Mans. Just like the old McLaren F1, there’s seating for 3 people inside behind a “teardrop windscreen” that is intended to protect the cabin.
What’s interesting is that this supposedly Italian concept is actually more like an international effort. The Syrma is the brainchild of Xingwu Li from China. The designers also include Marshin Bhatt, Gaurav Anand Jagtap, Sunny Gurmukh Ramrakhiani, and Rahul Surendra Sadwelkar from India; Jacek Chrzanowski from Poland; Cho-ta Lu from Taiwan; Dror Peleg from Israel; Aldo Hernandez Schurmann from Mexico; and Reza Shahla from Iran.