Pininfarina is a well-known design works and automotive consultancy is about to launch the Pininfarina PF0. The Italian firm, now owned by Indian corporation Mahindra and Mahindra, counts several European OEMs among its client base. Soon a Vietnamese automotive company will join the list, more info here.
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A new era
At the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey California, Pininfarina will debut a full-scale design concept of the Automobili Pininfarina PF0 luxury electric hypercar. The real car will make its official unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show early in 2019.
Automobili Pininfarina Design says it is going to produce the most beautiful, all-electric hypercar in the world, codenamed PF0. The design of the PF0 is being developed by the Pininfarina SpA Design Studio. All models will be hand-crafted in Cambiano, Italy by Pininfarina in strictly-limited numbers from 2020, no more than 150 units worldwide.
The press release states that PF0 has been inspired by famous Pininfarina cars such as the Cisitalia, Modulo and Sintesi. Each featured classic Pininfarina design cues and the necessary blend of beauty and technological innovation in perfect combination.
The bespoke body will be fashion from lightweight carbon fibre. Pininfarina say that extreme levels of technology and functional design define the PF0. The Pininfarina PF0 will deliver staggering performance for a road car. The company wants the car to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in less than two seconds, break the 400 km/h top speed barrier, and provide a potential zero-emissions range of over 488 km.
It sounds very much as though Pininfarina is targeting the Rimac C_Two with its new model as the performance numbers are quite similar. You can read about that car by clicking here.
In their words
Michael Perschke, Automobili Pininfarina CEO, said: “Numerous design icons from Pininfarina’s incredible history have won awards at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, so I am excited to present a future Pininfarina classic to prospective owners in close proximity to this famous event.
“Our presence in Monterey is an inspiring chapter in the story of realising Battista Farina’s long-held dream: one day there will be beautiful cars solely branded Pininfarina. These special VIP previews mean that future PF0 owners, most of whom will undoubtedly own numerous modern and historic classics, have an opportunity right now to be part of the birth of the company and their hypercar.”