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Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar revealed at Geneva

While Pininfarina is one of the most famous names in car design, having penned hundreds of models for carmakers big and small, including most of Ferrari's back catalogue, it has never produced a car carrying its own name. Until now...

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Pininfarina Battista: PF0 hypercar given its official name
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Pininfarina Battista: PF0 hypercar given its official name

Pininfarina's first supercar model has officially been named Battista, replacing the PF0 codename used until now. While the company has designed plenty of exotic cars for other manufacturers, as well as a plethora of less fancy metal, the Battista is the first vehicle to branded a Pininfarina...


Pininfarina PF1 crossover to be based on Rivian platform - report
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Pininfarina PF1 crossover to be based on Rivian platform - report

The Pininfarina PF1 crossover will use a platform from Rivian, a start-up electric carmaker based in Detroit. "Work has started on the PF1 and right now, we are in the process of finalising the design," Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra, owner of Pininfarina, told Autocar India...


Pininfarina PF0 to use Rimac electric drivetrain technology
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Pininfarina PF0 to use Rimac electric drivetrain technology

Rimac will supply the battery and electric drivetrain technology used in the upcoming Pininfarina PF0 hypercar. Described as a "unique technical partnership", Rimac will "provide battery and drivetrain expertise, and hardware" to Automobili Pininfarina. After decades of designing and manufacturing vehicles for other manufacturers, the PF0 is the Italian company's first own-brand vehicle, and is due to enter production in late 2020...


Pininfarina PF0 concept rear-end revealed
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Pininfarina PF0 concept rear-end revealed

The Pininfarina PF0 supercar has been revealed in concept form to potential clients at Pebble Beach, during Monterey Car Week in California. Although the full concept was shown to interested parties, the company has only released a single shot of the car's rear to the general public. Pininfarina says the PF0's final design and name will be revealed at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which takes place in March...


Pininfarina PF0 interior and exterior teased
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Pininfarina PF0 interior and exterior teased

With the unveiling of the PF0 just days away, Pininfarina has unveiled one final set of teasers for its first own-brand vehicle. The sketches give us a better idea of the car's exterior design, and our first look at the car's cabin, which is a stripped back space with what appears to be luxury-inspired trimmings...


VinFast: Vietnamese automaker to debut first models in Paris
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VinFast: Vietnamese automaker to debut first models in Paris

VinFast, a new car maker from Vietnam, is hoping to come out in style at the Paris motor show in October. The brand's first crossover and sedan have been designed by Pininfarina, and were actually teased by the design house back in February. VinFast reportedly unveiled 20 concept designs back in October 2017, and asked the public to choose their favourite...


Pininfarina teases electric PF0 hypercar
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Pininfarina teases electric PF0 hypercar

Beyond the fact it can do 400km/h, details about the Pininfarina PF0 were hard to come by when it was initially teased. Now, in a pair of American interviews, the company has revealed some extra performance figures that should make the upcoming Tesla Roadster very, very nervous...


2020 Pininfarina PF0 teased
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2020 Pininfarina PF0 teased

Pininfarina has teased its upcoming pure-electric rival to the Bugatti Chiron, the PF0, in a pair of sketches on social media. Along with the images you see here, Pininfarina has gone to the trouble of revealing some preliminary performance figures, and they're eye-watering. According to the company, the car will hit 100km/h in less than 2...


Automobili Pininfarina to launch electric hypercar in 2020
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Automobili Pininfarina to launch electric hypercar in 2020

Under the aegis of parent Mahindra, Pininfarina, the famed automotive design and engineering studio, has confirmed that it will launch its own electric car brand. Its first car will be a hypercar due to go on sale in 2020. Mahindra says Automobili Pininfarina will be based in Europe, and will "design, engineer and manufacture high technology, extreme performance, luxury electric vehicles for the most discerning global customers"...


Mahindra preparing product revolution by 2021
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Mahindra preparing product revolution by 2021

Indian automaker, Mahindra is preparing a new model onslaught in the next three years, with an array of products set to strengthen its lineup in Australia and around the world. The first new product for Mahindra will arrive in the form of a compact SUV to be positioned below the current seven-seat XUV500 and use a platform provided by the Ssangyong Tivoli, set to appear in the next 12 to 18 months...


Pininfarina teases HK GT one last time
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Pininfarina teases HK GT one last time

Pininfarina has teased the HK GT one last time before the Geneva motor show, offering a glimpse at the car's funky rear-hinged gull-wing doors. The image shows the HK GT with its doors aloft, and reveals its four-seat layout. The car rides on massive aero-style wheels, and has a fashionable sloping roofline, flowing into a Porsche Panamera-style curved rear-end...


Pininfarina HK GT teased ahead of Geneva reveal
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Pininfarina HK GT teased ahead of Geneva reveal

Pininfarina has teased the HK GT ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva motor show this March. As you'd expect, the images published on social media doesn't give much away. It provides a sneak peek at the top of the car, revealing a two-door body and slimline cameras built into the bodywork in place of side mirrors...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Pininfarina brand could be used by Mahindra for new electric supercar
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Pininfarina brand could be used by Mahindra for new electric supercar

Pininfarina could expand beyond its current work as a design contractor, and become a supercar marque in its own right. Anand Mahindra, the Mahindra Group's chairman, told MarketWatch, "We're exploring right now the potential of building an electric supercar, which will be branded Pininfarina"...


HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai
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HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai

The Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) has revealed its K550 and K750 SUV concepts at the Shanghai motor show, following the reveal of the H600 sedan in Geneva earlier this year. In terms of design, both the K550 and K750 don't stray far from the somewhat generic styling already seen on the H600 - penned by iconic Italian design house, Pininfarina - including the slim headlights extending into the trapezoidal grille, though there are slight variations between the two when it comes to shape and size...


Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production
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Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production

The Hybrid Kinetic Group is planning to launch its H600 sedan in the US by the end of the decade, according to a new report. In a new article published by industry journal Automotive News, board member Carter Yeung says the concept car unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month is a strong indication of what the production version will look like...


Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo revealed
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Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo revealed

The Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo has been revealed this week at the Geneva motor show, joining an array of design-focused concepts destined for video game race tracks. Designed by the iconic Italian design house along with Formula One and Indy Car champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, the EF7 is the racing legend's vision of his dream track car...


Pininfarina H600 concept teased again before Geneva debut
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Pininfarina H600 concept teased again before Geneva debut

Italian design house Pininfarina has released more teaser images of the HKG H600 concept ahead of its reveal at the 2017 Geneva motor show next month. The concept, designed and manufactured for Hong Kong-based electric vehicle (EV) firm Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), appears to be a sedan-style vehicle, complete with new-age infotainment technology...


Pininfarina pair to debut in Geneva
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Pininfarina pair to debut in Geneva

Legendary styling house Pininfarina will have two client projects on show at next month's Geneva motor show: the H600 and the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo. Now owned by Indian giant Mahindra, Pininfarina has spent the past year developing a range of supercar and passenger car designs, along with a Formula E racing concept for its new parent company...