Rimac To Develop Powertrain For Pininfarina’s 2,000-HP Electric Hypercar

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Pininfarina has also appointed engineers who have worked at Porsche and Pagani to help develop the electric hypercar.

Pininfarina has released some new juicy details about the PF0 after giving potential customers a private viewing of its upcoming electric hypercar. Just when we thought we couldn't get any more excited, the company has now formed a technical partnership with Rimac to provide the battery and drivetrain expertise through both hardware and software.

"We are very excited about this challenge,” said company founder Mate Rimac. “Combining Rimac values - technology, innovation and performance with the heritage, history and Italian design of Automobili Pininfarina makes a perfect synergy for an exciting new hypercar - the PF0. This partnership is a big milestone for both companies and we are looking forward to bringing this incredible machine to life together."

Pininfarina claims the PF0’s powertrain will produce 1,900 hp and 2, 1700 lb-ft of torque, meaning the PF0 has the potential to accelerate to 62 mph in less than two seconds and reach a top speed of over 250 mph while delivering a range of over 300 miles. Those figures closely match the Rimac C_Two electric hypercar. With Rimac on board, the PF0 should be a force to be reckoned with. Pininfarina’s design prowess also means it should look absolutely sensational.

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Pininfarina also announced the appointment of new staff members with illustrious histories in the auto industry. Christian Jung joins as Chief Technology Officer, after previously working at BMW and Porsche as Director for E-Mobility Systems Design where he led part of the initial project lead team for the Mission E. Peter Tutzer also joins the company as PF0 Senior Technical Advisor after previously working at Porsche, Pagani, and Bugatti. Nick Heidfeld has also been appointed as Pininfarina’s development driver, who has experience in Formula 1, World Endurance Championship and Formula E racing.

With so much talent behind the car’s development, the PF0 is shaping up to be something truly special. Customer deliveries will begin in 2020.

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