Stylish, sexy, unconventional on the outside, artistically executed on the inside, the Cambiano is one of the standout concepts at Geneva.
Following numerous tedious teasers and a last-minute leak, the Cambiano Concept by the Italian design house Pininfarina has finally been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Drawing inspiration from the 1957 Lancia Florida II, the luxury sports saloon-coupe concept has an eccentric layout, placing a single door on the driver's side while fitting two doors that open from the center sans a central pillar on the passenger's side.
Its unconventional styling with a low tapered front and fleeting rear-mounted cabin continues with the headlights incorporated into the grille, which also houses an air inlet for the turbo. The large honeycomb roof is a solid glass panel, transparent in some areas, translucent in others, there are flared wheel arches, and the LED front headlights are 'blocks' of pure crystalline light. At the rear, quirky taillights and side indicators seem almost imperceptible as the glowing light appears 'as if by magic' on the body's surface.
Foglizzo leather seats, a flat wood floor and illuminated accents adorn the four-seat cabin. There's also an infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, and analog clock mimicking a wristwatch. Spanish artist Javier Fernandez created a video-art projection, which is projected onto the ceiling for rear passenger's amusement, and a refined lighting system channels light through the ceiling, doors and floor. A range-extended electric drivetrain powers the concept, made up of four 80hp electric motors and a small diesel engine that recharge the batteries akin to a generator.
As a result, the 1,700kg concept accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds en route to a 186 mph top speed, and can travel more than 124 miles.