The Hyundai PassoCorto Concept Is Their Orange Alfa Romeo 4C-Fighter

The Alfa Romeo 4C has just hit the streets and already Hyundai has a concept to attack the mid-engined Italian, which is a Porsche Cayman rival. Boy, those Koreans are fast.

Hyundai's European design team commissioned Turin-based IED to create something the kids would want to buy and then commissioned 16 students to interepret that into a design, according to Carbodydesign.com. The final version seen in the photos is reportedly what happened when the best two designs were combined.

The Hyundai PassoCorto Concept Is Their Orange Alfa Romeo 4C-Fighter

I see some McLaren and Lamborghini going on here, rather than Alfa 4C. But it's not a big car, not much more than 13-feet long and not much longer than the Alfa. Hyundai says it's powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 270 horses. Funny, that's also similar to the 4C's 1.8-liter turbocharged four.

There's absolutely no word if Hyundai is serious about making a 4C rival, but given the seriousness in which corporate cousin Kia presented the GT4 Stinger concept this year, Hyundai probably wants a sports car, too.

Photos: Hyundai