Electron-powered speed, timeless styling chops

Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house that created a slew of breathtaking vehicles for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati, among others, has been rather busy lately creating the next generation of highly desirable sports cars. The firm branched off as Automobili Pininfarina back in April, rebranding itself into a futuristic, forward-thinking mobility company, creating models like the Pininfarina HK GT concept in the process. Now, Automobili Pininfarina is teasing a forthcoming all-electric hyperspeed-maker called the PF0, and so far, it’s shaping up to be quite the machine.

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Pininfarina Teases PF0 All-Electric Ultra-Luxury Hypercar Before August Debut
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Official details are still forthcoming, but the PF0’s overall shape was revealed in a series of teaser images.

“Automobili Pininfarina is a pioneering new business created to service the most discerning clients in the world,” said Michael Perschke, former Audi executive and current CEO at Automobili Pininfarina. “Our product portfolio will launch with an innovative zero-emissions hypercar that represents the progression we aim to make at the pinnacle of the luxury and sports car market.”

The hypercar in question will carry the codename PF0, and it will be the first in a range of “extremely luxurious and high-performance EV cars” from the company.

Official details are still forthcoming, but the PF0’s overall shape was revealed in a series of teaser images.

Automobili Pininfarina is expected to followup the PF0 with a range of slightly less expensive, yet still very high-end, low-volume production vehicles, including a few SUVs.

Other Automobili Pininfarina creations thus far include the H2 Speed, a hydrogen-powered speed machine built specifically for track duty.

In case you haven’t noticed already, Automobili Pininfarina seeks to be “the most sustainable luxury automotive business in the world,” according to Perschke.

So then - how about some specifics on this “ultra-low volume, ultra-luxurious fully-electric hypercar”?

2019 Pininfarina H2 Speed
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and the electric motors send power to the rear-wheels
Automobili Pininfarina tapped the Mahindra Racing Formula E team for technical collaboration.

Apparently, Automobili Pininfarina tapped the Mahindra Racing Formula E team for technical collaboration. Rumor has it the PF0 will run on four electric motors, one per corner, with 2,000 horsepower split between them. Performance is expected to include a sub-2-second 0-to-60 mph time and a top speed over 250 mph, plus 300 miles per charge if you lay off the go pedal.

Just 100 examples will be created, and prices are rumored to slot in at around $2.5 million.

Automobili Pininfarina says delivery will commence in less than two years, while the PF0’s first big public debut will take place during next month’s Monterey Car Week festivities.

Further Reading

2019 Pininfarina H2 Speed
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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Pininfarina H2 Speed.

2018 Pininfarina HK GT
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Read our full review on the 2018 Pininfarina HK GT.

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Press release

Automobili Pininfarina is the world’s newest car brand, with a plan to sustainably develop and produce fully-electric, ultra-luxury cars at the pinnacle of design and desirability in their respective segments. The Munich-based company now announces the appointment of a new and experienced senior management team as it prepares to present its business and product plans to prospective retailer partners, clients and media in New York this week.

Michael Perschke, Automobili Pininfarina CEO said: “Automobili Pininfarina is a pioneering new business created to service the most discerning clients in the world. Our product portfolio will launch with an innovative, zero-emissions hypercar that represents the progression we aim to make at the pinnacle of the luxury and sports car market.”

Automobili Pininfarina will offer a range of extremely luxurious and high-performance EV cars designed and built in a close partnership with Pininfarina SpA, the legendary Italian automotive styling house. The first of those is codenamed PF0 and will be an ultra-low volume, ultra-luxurious fully-electric hypercar.

With ongoing technical collaboration with the multi-race winning Mahindra Racing Formula E team, Michael Perschke and the ambitious new Automobili Pininfarina management team will deliver a range of vehicles offering design purity, emotional appeal and innovative EV technology to customers worldwide. In less than two years, Perschke and his team will present the first customer with a car of unmatched performance and unprecedented heritage.

“We have attracted some of the best automotive industry talent from all corners of the globe. Now this team is completely focussed on delivering ground-breaking, highly desirable vehicles through a business strategy which will see Automobili Pininfarina become the most sustainable luxury automotive business in the world”, said Perschke.

This exciting and unique opportunity to create a new brand with unparalleled heritage has tempted some significant talent to move to Munich with experience from brands such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati, McLaren Automotive and Volvo.

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