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While Pininfarina is busy designing models for Ferrari, concept designer Peter Norris is taking a break from his job in the video games and entertainment industry to design a future luxury sports car concept that is "clean, unfussy, elegant and fast." These attributes led him to the Pininfarina Coupe Concept, a front engined model combined with a rear wheel drive system.

Norris’ design inspiration for the Pininfarina Coupe Concept came from the love of his very own Fiat Coupe 16v Turbo with some Ferrari lines thrown in to polish it over. The Pininfarina Coupe’s look is characterized by the ultra low roofline and the accentuated front and rear fenders. The sleek profile is exaggerated further with large wheels that visually shorten the height of the sports car. At the back of the Pininfarina are a set of C-shaped LED taillights.

When talking about his concept, Peter Norris said: "much of my work is focused strongly on science fiction and the distant future, but with this project I wanted to create an elegant and unfussy design with classic lines that could be on the road today."

“The Pininfarina styling inside as much as outside just oozes with Italian flair and really was, and still is different to anything else on the road. Some people have referred to it as a “baby Ferrari”.

Somehow we don’t see a luxury sports car like this toting around the 190 HP 2.0L 16V Turbo engine as seen on the Fiat Coupe, but since the Pininfarina Coupe Concept was also inspired by Ferrari, we’d love to see something along the lines of the 458 Italia’s 570 HP 4,499 cc V8 engine. Not a likely scenario, but we can dream.


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  (446) posted on 01.17.2012

For this car It had so much angst on its aggressive appearance.But I can say that it is really looks so
fabulous on that sleek black body paint.The styling of the car is quiet sporty .

  (727) posted on 12.27.2011

Most of the people are amazed in the LED light that this car had, but other than this, nothing. It is more important to improve the engine of this care and make some changes in the outer design or color.

  (858) posted on 10.19.2011

It had so much angst on its aggressive appearance, and I can say that it is really looks so fabulous on that sleek black body paint, but I’m quite wondering on what will the interior of this looks like.

  (427) posted on 09.20.2011

I don’t know what to think of this concept, it’s too dark! Anyway, I’m impressed on the headlight of this Pininfarina even the wheels of it.

  (595) posted on 08.16.2011

The performance of the car is weak. Though it looks really cool, this design study will not help our Italian automaker in their production. I would agree that it is much better if they will line it up with Italia 458.

  (317) posted on 08.1.2011

LED taillights is definitely the hi light of this one. If the LED will be removed the car will look dead lame, since they don’t touch the engine of this car. This concept is great and will surely make the people drool.

  (197) posted on 07.29.2011

The styling of the car is quiet sporty . The LED has made it more aggressive. However, too bad that they haven’t boost the speed performance of the car.

  (526) posted on 07.29.2011

it seems that the car is quite heavy that’s why it has a less power output. And I cannot figure out on why they compare this vehicle with the Ferrari Italia.

  (528) posted on 05.24.2011

I doubt that Ferrari will pick this one up that quickly. You see, there is actually a lot of things that they need to do first before they would actually go and build this one.

  (474) posted on 05.23.2011

Well, let’s just see what happens to this one. Who knows, Ferrari might actually pick this one up. They are, after all, very well known for taking in radical designs.

  (727) posted on 05.23.2011

Well, since this one is just a concept, we really wouldn’t be able to know what it’s actual power output would be. But, basing from the details, it would likely go beyond the 500 HP mark.

  (458) posted on 05.23.2011

It seems that they are trying to make a small version on this car. However, I’s love to see a engine that performs like a Ferrari that would be more exciting.

  (807) posted on 05.23.2011

hmm. it’s quite puzzling on why does the Ferrari, agree to collaborate on the Fiat? Although, this small car manufacture is reliable in making cars still Why does Pininfarina uses the engine of this car.

  (211) posted on 05.20.2011

yeah, you’re right. David Hasselhoff will probably be all to proud of this baby. It’s just too bad that we probably won’t see this one get build. Or would we?

  (531) posted on 05.20.2011

Wow, that one is definitely one heck of a concept design. Kinda like a future version of Knight Rider’s KITT, which is not that surprising, considering that the designer is more into science fiction.

  (472) posted on 05.20.2011

Yeah, I was expecting a lot of power from this car since it was made by along with Ferrari. And I agree that it would be better if they made it at least 500 hp. Well, let’s just see if they made some changes before they line up this car for production.

  (553) posted on 05.19.2011

Wow! This would be unusual collaboration of racing and small car company. And it turn out to be somewhat identical to Aston Martin just like what Scottgoldstein have said. However, it seems that it doesn’t turn out well, the power output it kind of disappointing or its less powerful.

  (4) posted on 05.19.2011

Looks like an Aston

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