Concept Car of the Week: Fiat VSS I.DE.A (1981)

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The Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering, or I.DE.A for short, was founded in Turin in 1978 by the entrepreneur Franco Mantegazza and the architect Renzo Piano. The institute’s first project a commission by Fiat, who invested $3.25-million in exploring how the cars of the 1990s could be designed and ...

The Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering, or I.DE.A for short, was founded in Turin in 1978 by the entrepreneur Franco Mantegazza and the architect Renzo Piano. The institute’s first project a commission by Fiat, who invested $3.25-million in exploring how the cars of the 1990s could be designed and built more efficiently.

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