Top 10 Concept Cars of 2013

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Top 10 Concept Cars of 2013
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Concept cars are things that dreams are made of. These vehicles represent a manufacturer’s future, seen through LSD-laced rose colored glasses. They are utopian automobiles for a world free of conservatism and convention. For better or worse, most will never see the light of day as a production model, but usually a few elements (and… Continue Reading...

BMW, Pininfarina Tease Gran Lusso Coupe Project

BMW, Pininfarina Tease Gran Lusso Coupe Project
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BMW and Pininfarina have teamed up to build what is being called the Gran Lusso Coupe, which will make its public debut at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on May 24, 2013. Continue Reading...

Pininfarina Sergio Concept is a Love it or Hate it Design: 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Pininfarina Sergio Concept is a Love it or Hate it Design: 2013 Geneva Motor Show
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Pininfarina has just unveiled its Sergio Concept, based on the Ferrari 458 Spider and what the company calls the two-seater barchetta of the future. Continue Reading...

Pininfarina ‘Sergio Concept’ Honors Late CEO With Wild Design

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Pininfarina ‘Sergio Concept’ Honors Late CEO With Wild Design
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Pininfarina has released a sketch of its Sergio Concept which will make its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next week. Continue Reading...

Chinese Supercar will get Ferrari Design Influence from Fioravanti

Chinese Supercar will get Ferrari Design Influence from Fioravanti
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Notorious for stealing body styles, the Chinese automotive industry is quickly becoming the definitive source for unabashed design plagiarism.  With a track record including obviously-bilked F-150 bodies and more recently a hodgepodge S11 supercar set to debut at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, it’s hard to expect anything short of absolute banditry from some of… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina Hyperion Found For Sale in Abu Dhabi

Pininfarina Hyperion Found For Sale in Abu Dhabi
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Back in 2008, Rolls-Royce collector Roland Hall special ordered a one-off Pininfarina that became known as the Hyperion. A year later, Hall was clearly bored of his Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe-based Hyperion selling it for around $6 million. The car has now resurfaced at an Abu Dhabi dealership and is listed for sale at an… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept May Become Reality

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept May Become Reality
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Along the same vein as the Fisker Karma, the plug-in hybrid Pininfarina Cambiano concept may receive the “go-ahead” for low-volume production. According to Pininfarina CEO Sergio Angori, “We are evaluating the potential for companies and private buyers interested in a high-performance, low-emission luxury model such as the Cambiano.” The Pininfarina Cambiano concept was first unveiled at… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept: Geneva Motor Show Preview

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Pininfarina Cambiano Concept: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Official images of the Pininfarina Cambiano concept car have been revealed ahead of the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show. According to Pininfarina, the Cambiano concept was approached with, “great attention to the environment, both as to the engine and as to the materials’ choice.” Engine wise, the Cambiano is a range extended electric vehicle with… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina Family to Lose Control of 82 Year Old Company

Pininfarina Family to Lose Control of 82 Year Old Company
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Pininfarina has helped design every modern Ferarri sportscar since the 50’s. But the company has posted a loss of $22.1 million in the first nine months of 2011. According to Reuters, creditor banks are working on an agreement to restructure Pininfarinas  $99 million debts. One source says “”The agreement will fix the capital structure for… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione Could Get Hybrid Power

Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione Could Get Hybrid Power
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Folks once scoffed at the idea of a hybrid race car, but with Toyota announcing its TS030 Hybrid car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Porsche already well on the hybrid race car bandwagon, it might not be too much of a stretch to believe these rumors that the Ferrari-powered, Pininfarina-designed P4/5 Competizione… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept Teased In First Official Image

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept Teased In First Official Image
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Pininfarina has unveiled the first teaser image of their new Cambiano Concept that’s scheduled to make its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th, 2012. The Cambiano Concept will be an elegant and refined sport sedan but will be plenty green. Pininfarina announced that the Cambiano Concept was conceived with “great… Continue Reading...

Pininfarina To End Car Production

Pininfarina To End Car Production
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Legendary design firm Pininfarina is ending its auto production business, but will retain its engineering and design divisions. Pininfarina said it will shed 127 jobs due to the division’s closing. “Unfortunately we are having to stop our production activities, given the way the car market is. So we are focusing on design and engineering,” a… Continue Reading...

1980 Ferrari Pinin Sedan Concept Headed to Auction

1980 Ferrari Pinin Sedan Concept Headed to Auction
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Nothing lets your peers know that you’ve “made it” quite like parking a Ferrari on your driveway. And nothing lets your fellow Ferrari owners know that you’re a connoisseur quite like a one-off. Now, an opportunity to own such a specimen has arisen. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pininfarina, Ferrari unveiled the “Pinin,” a… Continue Reading...

Volvo C70 To End Production At Dedicated Plant

Volvo C70 To End Production At Dedicated Plant
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Volvo Cars plan to discontinue production of the Volvo C70 convertible at the Pininfarina Sverige AB plant of Uddevalla, Sweden, by 2013. Established as a joint venture between Italian design house Pininfarina and the Swedish Automaker since 2005, the plant is responsible of building only the C70 model and employs 600 workers for the task. Volvo… Continue Reading...
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