giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor
 

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor

the vespampère is a free reinterpretation of the classic vespa by italian designer giulio iacchetti. with an electric motor and a cantilevered seat that links back to the 98 cc model, the company’s first scooter launched in 1946, the vespampère’s dynamic, light design nods to the slimmer, stylish vespas rode by actors in neorealist films.

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor
all renderings by avisualization | alessandro trigila & matteo rossi

 

 

based on the silhouette of the world’s most famous scooter, giulio iacchetti developed a model that links to tradition, yet at the same time features a slim, ecological body, for greater agility in city traffic. contrary to the latest generations, which have gotten ‘heavier’ over the years, everything deemed superfluous has been eliminated in the vespampère’s design.

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motorthe front headlight maintains the classic circular design

 

 

the minimalist, lightweight version of the scooter sees the typical lateral shells removed in light of its electric motor, which occupies much less space than the traditional gas one. all controls, the speedometer, fuel gauge and lights are accessed through an app using wireless connection while a special compartment for storing a smartphone has been created on the dash.

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motorthe slim rear-view mirrors contain the turn signals

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motorthe handlebar features an original and novel insertion of the brake levers, in perfect harmony with the hand grips

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motorthe phone recharges from the vehicle’s electrical system and is weatherproof thanks to a transparent cover

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor skid-proof rubber segments on the footboard add another unusual, appealing detail

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motorthe cantilevered seat links back to the very first vespa launched by the company in 1946

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor with the use of leds, the front headlight loses its droplet shape to make room for the smartphone compartment

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor
first silhouette sketches inspired by Vespa 98

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motorsketches and prototypes

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor
sketches of the hand mirror

giulio iacchetti reimagines the classic 98cc vespa with a cantilevered seat and electric motor

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • As a Vespa enthusiast of 35 years I would have to say this design is god-awful. I’m not talking about electric vs. classic two-stroke engine. I’m talking just visual design. Really really terrible.

    Piaggio
  • This is a shockingly bad design. From the pointless cantilevered seat which wastes a great storage opportunity, to the uncomfortable driving position with nowhere to put your feet unless you sit bolt upright with the handlebars at knee level, it’s all about looks and not about intelligent design thinking. It isn’t innovative, it’s a quick insta-fix for social networkers. Form over function. Like so much, these days…

    Ric
  • You should consider to crowd fund it with your own style and brand name.
    – Bosch electric motor
    – LG/Panasonic/Samsung battery
    – Tires / shock absorber etc from big brands

    The remaining component is product design.

    Manufacturing could be outsourced to a Chinese company or Govecs from Germany (they can produce OEM products, like the Sway scooter from California + take care of international distribution and support).

    John
  • bene molto

    dbkii
  • Excellent work Giulio!!!
    Do you know the electrical version of the original VESPA or NIU scooter available in China? They are compact, slim,etc.
    Your concept can work very well, just make it happen !

    CARLOS GALAN
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