Pininfarina Forgot To Give Its Radical New Concept Any Doors

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Passengers have to access the cabin through the rear.

The Rimac Nevera isn't the only electric hypercar in development. Back in 2019, Pininfarina presented the 1,900-hp Battista, Italy's most powerful road car ever. The legendary design house is also working with Hercules Electric Vehicles to design the 1,000-hp electric Alpha pickup. Now, Pininfarina has unveiled its latest project. Meet the Teorema, the carmaker's first concept car developed entirely in virtual reality.

Measuring 212.6 inches long and 55.1 inches high, the futuristic concept car is based on a rolling skateboard EV chassis developed by Benteler that maximizes the interior space. Pininfarina compares the cabin to "entering a living room." You may have noticed the Teorema doesn't have conventional side doors. Instead, passengers access the cabin through the rear while the roof extends upwards and forward. Floor lights are then activated to guide passengers to their seats.

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Inside, the concept adopts a unique1+2+2 layout with five individual seats that can fold down flat, or turn into a bench or cot. The seating positions also change depending on the drive mode selected. In autonomy mode, there is no need for a driver, who faces the other four passengers. Drive mode positions the driver's seat forward, while Rest mode turns the interior into a social space where the seats can be moved into any desired position.

Developed by WayRay, the Teorema's party piece is a holographic augmented reality display that projects interactive images behind the windshield and side windows. In Drive mode, the display provides navigation, traffic, and hazard information, while passengers can use the AR display to find out information about the environment, attractions, and landscape.

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"Pininfarina has always looked to the future using concept cars as an innovation tool to chart the direction and introduce new visions in terms of usability and technology in the automotive industry," said Kevin Rice, Chief Creative Officer at Pininfarina. "Teorema, in particular, wants to give people back the pleasure of living the car, driving and traveling, without the frustrations of increased congestion and other compromises, all while integrating AI, 5G and the latest technology to drive passengers towards new incredible experiences along the journey."

Unlike the Battista, the Pininfarina Teorema won't enter production as it's a virtual design study previewing the possibilities of future autonomous technology. However, WayRay's augmented reality technology "will be available to passengers in the future," suggesting it will be available in a future production car.

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