Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Pininfarina Relaunches as Electric Car Brand
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Pininfarina Relaunches as Electric Car Brand

First model will rival the Bugatti Chiron

Kelly Pleskot
Apr 16, 2018

Pininfarina has rolled out a slew of electrified car concepts, and now we know why. The renowned Italian design firm, acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra a few years ago, is relaunching as an electric car brand.

Headquartered in Europe, Automobili Pininfarina will design, engineer, and manufacture luxury electric vehicles. The brand will utilize Pininfarina's design background as well as the knowledge Mahindra has gained from its experience in the Formula E championship. As of this writing, Mahindra is ranked No. 3 in the current standings, behind DS Virgin Racing and Techeetah.

Pininfarina's first model will be an electric hypercar scheduled to arrive in 2020. The EV maker hasn't provided additional details, but according to Autocar, the new model will use modular underpinnings co-developed by Rimac and Mahindra's Formula E Team. The vehicle is rumored to produce enough power to rival the 1,479 hp of the Bugatti Chiron.

Paolo Pininfarina, grandson of Pininfarina founder Battista Farina and Pininfarina SpA chairman, said in a statement, "This project helps me and my family to realize my grandfather's dream of seeing outstanding innovative cars solely branded Pininfarina on the roads."

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina revealed the Hybrid Kinetic (HK) GT concept (pictured above) as one of the many joint ventures with Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Group. The concept takes cues from the previous year's H600 hybrid sedan concept and the K500 and K750 SUVs. Pininfarina even rolled out a hydrogen track car in the form of the H2 Speed. The automaker is also rolling out an H500 electrified concept sedan alongside a four-seater K350 SUV at the Beijing auto show later this month.

Source: Mahindra, Autocar

Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept front three quarters 1 Photo 17/17   |   Pininfarina Relaunches as Electric Car Brand
By Kelly Pleskot
334 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Preview the February 2019 edition of Super Street - our Calendar Issue - featuring an EK9 Civic Type R, 900hp JZA80 Supra RZ, the new Toyo Girls, and more!
Dec 13, 2018
Dubbed “Racing Through the Ages,” this collection of six special 570S MSO coupes and spiders pays homage to McLaren's racing heritage
Ed TahaneyDec 13, 2018
The tastefully executed exterior, sweet plaid upholstery, and an E30 M3 inline-six make this an almost perfect build
Ed TahaneyDec 12, 2018
With the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series arriving in March, the incoming 330i is roomier, quicker, more adept, and a sharper performer.
ManufacturerDec 12, 2018
The $3.2 million Aston Martin Valkyrie will get a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 that makes 1,000 hp at 11,100 rpm
Alex NishimotoDec 12, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP