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.
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.
the 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.
the handlebar features an original and novel insertion of the brake levers, in perfect harmony with the hand grips
skid-proof rubber segments on the footboard add another unusual, appealing detail
with the use of leds, the front headlight loses its droplet shape to make room for the smartphone compartment
first silhouette sketches inspired by Vespa 98
sketches and prototypes
sketches of the hand mirror