2019 Pininfarina Pura Vision Concept
Pininfarina, once Ferrari’s preferred coachbuilder, is now busy establishing itself as a standalone automaker. It put its best foot forward by unveiling the radical Battista hypercar that promises to be one of the fastest four-wheeled things on the planet and now it’s doubling it down by announcing a whole range of models, the first of which will be an SUV. Fear not, however, as the Pura Vision isn’t your average sporty SUV as Pininfarina aims to deliver supercar-level performance under a skin that both resembles a four-door GT and the existing Battista. It sounds like a match made in heaven.
Coming with an outlandishly appointed cabin and a class-bending profile, the Pininfarina Pura Vision could seriously reduce the market share of Lamborghini’s Urus and Ferrari’s upcoming Purosangue. While we’re yet to feast our eyes with the pre-production prototype showcased to prospective customers during a series of VIP events held by Pininfarina in August during the Monterey Car Week, those that have are talking about a sleek and not overly complicated design so typical of Pininfarina, one that’ll only be matched by its impressive performance. At this stage of the game, the Pura Vision might become Pininfarina’s most important product so they have to get it right.
All Hail The Pininfarina Battista!
The Pininfarina PF0 is no more. Long live the Pininfarina Battista! That’s the official name Pininfarina’s first-ever production car is taking, and it’s named after the man who started Carrozzeria Pininfarina in the first place, Battista Farina. The Italian automaker announced the car’s official name to go with the promise that the Battista will be the “fastest and most powerful car” ever to come out of Italy. Pininfarina plans to build 150 units of the Battista, allocated evenly — 50 units per region — among the U.S., Europe, and Asian markets. The hypercar is scheduled to make its debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show before production starts sometime in 2020.
Pininfarina’s Upcoming Electric SUV Will Just Be a Coachbuilt Rivian SUV
Pininfarina, the company that once acted as Ferrari’s favorite coachbuilder, will soon be in the business of making cars of its own. A supercar is planned, named PF0, as well as three SUVs. The fastest of the lot, known as PF1, will use the same platform as the Rivian R1S SUV and will target Lamborghini’s Urus in terms of performance.
It’s been almost 90 years since Battista Farina funded the Pinin Farina coachbuilding company and over half a century since the company’s name was changed to Pininfarina. Many cars have featured Pininfarina bodies over the years, beyond the countless Prancing Horses, and, now, a fleet of SUVs is in the oven beside the company’s own supercar.
Pininfarina’s PF0 Electric Hypercar Wants To Redefine The Segment
Pininfarina has been around for 90 years, and in all that time, it has never built its own car. It’s built concepts, and it’s collaborated with other automakers. But a car that’s 100 percent Pininfarina? That’s never happened. That, of course, is about to change next year. Pininfarina will launch its first-ever production vehicle, and as far as firsts go, it’s a doozy. It’s called the Pininfarina PF0, and it’s a 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar that’s looking to snatch your soul.
Pininfarina Partners With Rimac For The First-Ever Pure Electric Hypercar
Pininfarina surely knows how to keep the enthusiasts on their toes. Back in July, the automaker announced that it would showcase the PF0 hypercar at a private event during Monterey Car Week. For the next couple of months, the company released many teasers, but managed to keep the car under covers. However, a new teaser was launched that indicates the car might be revealed soon.
Take a Look at the Pininfarina PF0’s Rear End, Courtesy of Supercar Blondie
In case you hadn’t heard, Pininfarina is gearing up to release it’s own branded all-electric hypercar, revealing tidbits of the machine to select individuals at last month’s Monterey Car Week, several months ahead of a full debut in Geneva next year. One of those select individuals was YouTube personality Supercar Blondie, who gave us an eyeful of the up-and-coming vehicle’s tail in a recently posted video.
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2019 Pininfarina H2 Speed
Pininfarina has been around for quite a while now, first spreading roots in Torino way back in 1930. Best known for its design work for major automakers like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati, among others, Pininfarina is more old-school cool than it is next-gen tech. However, that association looks like it’s getting a shakeup with the release of the H2 Speed, a production-ready hydrogen-powered race car destined to blitz race tracks around the world, leaving nothing but water vapor from the exhaust tips.
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Pininfarina Drops The Load With Teaser of Upcoming 250-MPH PF0 Hypercar
The general rule with automotive startups is to see what they’re offering, and then take it with a grain of salt. Time and again, we’ve seen startup brands promise the world with electric supercars, only to watch those promises go up in smoke for one reason or another. That said, something’s different about Automobili Pininfarina. The automaker is barely a week old, but it traces its roots to one of the most respected auto design houses in the world. That should count for something, especially now that Automobili Pininfarina has its first model, the PF0 electric hypercar, in development.
Pininfarina Wants To Unleash A Monster, Plans for Electric Supercar Are Real
Pininfarina is not a full-fledged automaker. The company that made its name as one of the premier auto design studios in the world is now called Automobili Pininfarina. It’s expected to launch a fleet of electric SUVs as part of its future offerings, but the first model to come out of the newly-minted automaker will be the furthest thing from an SUV. According to boss Michael Perschke, the first model to carry the Automobili Pininfarina badge will be an electric hypercar.
If there was ever a concept that truly embodied the long-standing partnership between Ferrari and Pininfarina, it would be the 2013 Ferrari Sergio. The concept burst onto the scene at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a tribute model to the late Sergio Pininfarina. Reports that the Sergio was earmarked for production first surfaced in September 2014, and a little over a month later, a new report indicated that Ferrari and Pininfarina were actually building production models of the radical concept. Now, the wait is over, as it was recently officially announced that the first Ferrari Sergio has been delivered to the SBH Royal Auto Gallery at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates.
Ferrari and Pininfarina, the two architects behind the Sergio Concept, built six production versions of the radical supercar, each coming with a price tag of $3 million. The price is admittedly way more than I can afford, but for the six individuals Ferrari invited to snatch up the limited-edition piece, spending $3 million on an ultra-exclusive supercar can be considered money well spent.
Unfortunately, all six models have already been spoken for. Based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, the roadster was "created to celebrate the spirit and core values of the historic Cambiano company in the 60th anniversary year of its collaboration with the Prancing Horse," as stated in a press release.
The car is not only striking to look at, it’s also, unsurprisingly, intended to be extremely driver oriented, as is emphasized in the press release: "An authentic open-top, it explicitly references the track, underscoring and intensifying its sense of sportiness, fun behind the wheel and the pleasure of design at its purest."
Each of the six Ferrari Sergios was carefully customized by its owner at a workshop in Maranello, where a large variety of colors, materials, and finishes were on hand to suit their personal tastes. The result, clearly, is a car that’s fast, beautiful, and absolutely unique.
Updated 08/24/2017: We added a series of images taken during the 2017 Monterey Car Week.
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Here’s Hoping Mahindra’s Planned Supercar Gamble Pays Off
Two years ago, Indian automaker Mahindra bought Italian design house Pininfarina for $28.1 million. The purchase raised a lot of questions, including Mahindra’s rationale behind the deal. And while it’s taken a little longer than expected, it appears the first fruits are budding. There’s talk within Mahindra of bringing a Pininfarina-branded electric supercar to the U.S. and China.
The plan is to develop an electric supercar branded with the Pininfarina name rather than Mahindra. The goal, it seems, is to deliver the supercar for both the U.S. and China in an effort to establish a solid foundation in those two markets. The superpowers are two of the largest markets in the automotive industry. Details are still scarce and comments made by Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindram, to Market Watch, indicate plans are still in the exploratory phase. We’re not expecting Mahindra or Pininfarina to disclose details anytime soon. That said, the thought of an electric supercar wearing the Pininfarina name is very intriguing.
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The List Of Competitors Lining Up To Take On Tesla Continues To Grow
The term “Chinese money” is being thrown around a lot these days as it relates to startup electric car manufacturers. Some like Faraday Future are already teetering to the point of collapse while others like Lucid Motors are still on the right side of the fence. Then there’s Hybrid Kinetic, a company not many of us here in the West have heard of but recently made headlines due to its attendance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Remember the
designed H600 Concept that we saw in Geneva? Well, that’s Hybrid Kinetic’s concept vehicle and according to the company, it won’t be a concept for too long.
HK board member Carter Yeung recently made the proclamation to Automotive News about the concept’s future as a production model, before adding a few nuggets of information regarding the future of the car. According to Yeung, the production model of the H600 will be largely based - around 85 to 90 percent - on the concept that we saw in Geneva from a purely aesthetic point of view. It’s also going to feature electric motors, which will combine to produce as much as 804 horsepower through a battery pack that can be recharged even as the car is on-the-move, all thanks to micro turbine range extender that the company is developing.
And if any of those items aren’t ambitious enough, Yeung also added that Hybrid Kinetic has a long-term goal of building “well over” 200,000 vehicles per year within five to 10 years. Can’t say that the company isn’t short-changing us on its promises, can you?
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Pininfarina to Produce and Sell 10 Examples of the H2 Speed Concept
Between Hellcat-munching Teslas and 1,000-horsepower monsters raging up Pikes Peak, it seems as though all-electric power is truly coming into its own. But this is 2016, folks, and technology moves quickly, so what’s the next big thing when it comes to four-wheeled performance? A lot of people are putting their money on hydrogen, including Pininfarina. You see, the famous Italian car designer says its making 10 examples of its
powered H2 race car, and we could see a working prototype as early as next year.
That’s the word from Automotive News, which had a chat with Pininfarina’s CEO, Silvio Pietro Angori, at the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
In case you were unaware, Pininfarina introduced the H2 as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The car is absolutely ridiculous in pretty much every single way – not only does it look like a spaceship, but it also uses a hydrogen-fueled powertrain from GreenGT that pumps out 503 horsepower at the rear wheels by way of two high-performance electric motors (plus a little electrochemical magic). With that kind of output, the car can supposedly hit the 60 mph mark is just 3.4 seconds, raging on to a top speed of 184 mph.
Each of the ten examples slated for production will cost $2.5 million.
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Pininfarina Could Offer Electric Sports Car
It was just last December that we announced the official acquisition of Pininfarina by Tech Mahindra Limited and Mahindra & Mahindra. Only a few months later, Pininfarina showed up at the Geneva Auto Show with the 2016 Pininfarina H2 Speed, and more recently, Mahindra Racing and Pininfarina announced some Formula E concept designs. As you can see, the Mahindra group has been working pretty quickly to take advantage of having Pininfarina under its wing, and now, it looks like Pininfarina is on a mission to develop an all-electric sports car.
As of the time of this writing, details are rather scant, but sources are indicating that something big is in the works. Considering the fact that Mahindra is already well involved in Formula E, and Pininfarina is such an amazing design house, the car is sure to bring the best of both worlds – design and e-power – to the table. Mahindra boss, Pravin Shah, said, “Design plays a critical part in designing vehicles in such a way that they are robust yet pollute the least while giving you the thrill that people want in vehicles.”
So far, we’re looking toward the H2 Speed concept as a potential starting point for this future electric sports car. That car didn’t exactly have all the flare that Pininfarina designs normally have, but we expect the all-electric sports car to be more in line with the brand’s previous designs. For now, little is known, but with news like this coming forward now it would be a crime if more information didn’t come to light in the near future. Who knows, maybe Pininfarina will be able to turn a profit in the next five years now that it is under new ownership.
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Concept cars don’t come any cooler than the Pininfarina Sergio Concept. The radical sports car was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and the incredible reception it received immediately gave rise to reports that Pininfarina was contemplating on building a limited number of models.
Those reports laid dormant for a while but now it looks like the Sergio Concept will indeed make it to production. TheSupercarkids reported that a production model is currently in the works. There’s even an alleged rendering of the final production version of the Sergio Concept, completed with windows and an actual windscreen.
The Sergio Concept originally created a stir because it lacked both side windows and the front windscreen - rather important equipment for even the most basic vehicular transportation.
The rendering shows a more complete design that actually looks like it was based on the 458 Italia. There are no indications that Ferrari and Pininfarina are planning to work together, but the resemblance is pretty striking.
Engine specifications are still being kept under wraps, but the concept version did come with a 4.5-liter V-8 engine that produces 562 horsepower. That’s similar to what the 458 IItalia has under its hood. Put those numbers to use and the Sergio Concept can hit 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.
Should a limited-run production version come to fruition, expect the price tag to reach somewhere close to $2 million.
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The future Pininfarina electric car, developed in cooperation with the Bolloré group will go on sale in exactly one year: June 2009. The announcement was made by Vincent Bolloré who is in charged with developing the lithium-ion battery that will be used to power the electric car.
The future electric car will have an autonomy (in city) of 250 km and a top speed of 150 km/h. The battery will be recharged at any normal electric plug.
Pininfarina wants to build 1000 units in 2009, 4000 units in 2010, 5000 in 2011, 10.000 in 2012 and 15.000 units in the following year.
Who thought that the well-known coachbuilder Pininfarina is going to take the „green” way? Well, it’s true! The Italian manufacturer announced that it’s going to produce an electric car in a joint venture with the French manufacturer, Bollore. The new vehicle will be produced in San Giorgio, Italy due to the fact that the production of the Alfa Romeo Spider and Brera will be moved from San Giorgio to Bairo.
The plant will be modified in order to make place for the new production line of the electric vehicle. The yet-unnamed car will be launched as a concept in October, at the Paris Auto Show while the production version will be unveiled in March 2009 at the Geneva Auto Show. According to Pininfarina CEO Sergio Angori, some pre-production units will be released by the end of 2009 while the production vehicles will be released after September 2010.
Until now when you said "Pininfarina" you thought of cars like Ferrari, Maserati, or, in another words cars that many of us can afford them. But the company announced that will build electric cars with French battery specialist Bolloré. The car has no names yet, it will be built in Italy and sold across Europe, US and Japan starting 2010.