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...
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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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
However, that arrangement is now coming to an end; Volvo stating that it will assume full control of Pinnfarina’s Swedish operations in May 2013. Continue Reading...
In a victory more deserving than the Oscar for The King’s Speech, Pininfarina has been selected for the best concept of 2010 by Car Design News, for their stunning Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept. The 2uettottanta was chosen by both design experts as well as enthusiasts who responded to the survey by Car Design News, who… Continue Reading...
De Tomaso is back! But not with the Pantera, arguably the company’s most legendary model. No, the troubled Italian company, constantly flirting with bankruptcy and liquidation and angry customers, has introduced for Geneva the SLC, a Pininfarina-designed crossover in the mold of the BMW 5-Series GT. Unfortunately, the overall effort is underwhelming; the oddly-proportioned car… Continue Reading...
BAIC currently owns the tooling, intellectual property and powertrain technology from the current Saab 9-3, which it purchased from General Motors and is already working on several new cars based on this platform, a new Pininfarina styled 9-3 could be one of them. Continue Reading...
When Bugatti unveiled the new Veyron Super Sport by announcing it had reclaimed the record as the world’s fastest production vehicle, the former record holder, Shelby Supercars (SSC), welcomed the challenge. Announcing that it would seek to top that record, SSC has also announced it will debut a new car (or at lest a new… Continue Reading...
Alfa Romeo is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year and has commissioned three concept vehicles that will be on display at the Geneva Auto Show. The first is an expected collaboration between Alfa and Italian design house Pininfarina. Pininfarina will display the Spider show car, which is likely based on the 8C Competizione model –… Continue Reading...
Ferrari has just announced the second vehicle to come out of its in-house Special Projects program, a modified 599 GTB now known as the P540 Superfast Aperta. The P540 Superfast was built for Edward Walson, the son of John Walson, who invented cable TV. Walson commissioned the vehicle with inspiration coming from the Fantuzzi-designed Ferrari… Continue Reading...
James Glickenhaus, the man behind the coachbuilt Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, has confirmed that he will build a race version of the car to compete in endurance racing. The P4/5, which debuted at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a one-off rebodied Ferrari Enzo, built by the Pininfarina design house to look like the famous… Continue Reading...
James Glickenhaus, the man behind the coachbuilt Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, has commented that he is looking into building a race version of the car to compete in endurance racing. The P4/5, which debuted at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a one-off rebodied Ferrari Enzo, built by the Pininfarina design house to look like… Continue Reading...
The upcoming Toyota Prius Coupe will add plenty of eye-catching passion to its environmentally-sound drivetrain thanks to a body that will be designed in Italy. Japan’s BestCar magazine has reported that an Italian coachbuilder will be outsourced to provide the design for the two-door Prius, with the possibilities being Pininfarina or Italdesign Giugiaro. The choice… Continue Reading...