Firm reveals first look at its upcoming Tesla Roadster rival, which will be revealed in full next March
Pininfarina has revealed a new teaser image of its upcoming all-electric supercar condenamed PF0, which has been shown to prospective customers in private viewings at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The final car will be revealed next March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and the glimpse here reveals the rear end of the forthcoming Tesla Roadster rival. It suggests a radical rear aerodynamic profile incorporating a pair of large, flat floating rear wings with integrated LED tail-lights.
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The famous Italian coachbuilder and design house, which is now owned by Indian firm Mahindra & Mahindra, announced that it would start producing its own vehicles as Automobili Pininfarina, a new division created to stand alongside the existing consultancy business. The PF0 will launch in 2020 with no more than 150 examples being produced.
The firm claims that the fully-electric PF0 will be the most powerful Italian sports car on the market and capable of 0-62mph in less than two seconds. A 250mph top speed has been targeted, Pininfarina says, while the PF0 will be capable of up to 310 miles between charges.
The vehicle’s design will be carried out under the direction of Automobili Pininfarina’s newly appointed design director Luca Borgogno, who has moved across from the consultancy division. The sketches released by the firm are said to be Borgogno’s early vision for the car.
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Mahindra was one of the original teams for the all-electric single seater series, Formula E, entering in the inaugural 2014-15 season and has said that the lessons learned from its participation will be applied to the cars it makes.
The company has named former Volkswagen Group executive Michael Perschke as its first chief executive officer, who said: “I am honoured to lead Automobili Pininfarina and our ambition is to make it a respected and desirable brand recognised by connoisseurs who value design heritage, substance, and sustainable high performance EV technology”.
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