Pininfarina will present a concept of its upcoming electric hypercar at Pebble Beach next month.
Just last week, famed Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina announced it will be giving potential customers a private viewing of its forthcoming electric hypercar that will be sold under the new Automobili Pininfarina sub-brand. Codenamed the PF0, the electric hypercar will be shown in concept form next month at the Monterey Car Week in California, but Pininfarina has released some new teaser sketches previewing the car’s extreme design.
With LED light strips on both ends, an aggressive front apron, and a sloping front hood, the supercar’s design is immediately striking. “Pininfarina has an unprecedented heritage of delivering cars that are both beautiful to look at and technically innovative. Creating this combination in the first Pininfarina-branded road car is a dream come true,” said Automobili Design Director Luca Borgogno. “The design of PF0 will espouse purity, beauty and innovation. “Working closely with Pininfarina SpA we have created three new images that give prospective owners an exciting preview of the design features we will introduce on this incredible hypercar.”
It isn’t clear, however, whether the PF0 will be a two-seater, or adopt a 2+2 layout with room for passengers at the back. But then those that can afford the $2 million - $2.5 million price tag won’t be buying this car for its practicality. Pininfarina is promising “staggering performance for a road car,” with a claimed 0-62 mph time of under two seconds, a top speed of over 250 mph, and a 300-mile all-electric range. Pininfarina hasn’t shared any details about the powertrain, but reports suggest the PF0 will be powered by four electric motors delivering a combined output of 2,000 hp. Production will reportedly be limited to less than 100 examples when the PF0 goes on sale in late 2020.
Automobili Pininfarina also announced ex-Formula 1 racing driver Nick Heidfeld will be joining the development team to further enhance the vehicle dynamics. Michael Perschke said: “PF0 is born from the 50 year old dream of Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, to see a stand-alone Pininfarina-branded range of cars that are both beautiful and technologically advanced. PF0 will deliver enormous power and driver thrills in abundance. “We have a specific strategy in place to develop road car technology inspired by motorsport. Nick Heidfeld has more experience racing in Formula E than any other driver and we are delighted that from next year he will help deliver race-bred, electrifying performance in PF0.”