Seriously, just look at it
Gone are the days when auto manufacturers designed SUVs to look like building bricks (with the exception of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class). Today, models such as the stunning Lamborghini Urus and the controversial Tesla Cybertruck have set the bar for top-end SUV designs, and things only seem to be getting better. Case in point is the Pininfarina-inspired creation you see before you. This stunning example of automotive design was delivered to the internet by Daniel Gombo, as part of his master's thesis, supervised by Pininfarina itself. For those who don't know, Pininfarina is a car design and coachbuilding company founded by Battista Farina in 1930 and is responsible for cars such as the Ferrari 275GTB and the crazy 1,877 horsepower Pininfarina Battista.
For his masters thesis, Gombo wanted to respect the heritage of the company by coming up with an electric SUV that was based on the company's recent success with the acclaimed Battista. His vision: create an electric SUV that would get the nod of approval from the legendary Italian firm.
"I believe that the brand's successful development lies within the expansion of its automotive portfolio. One of the possible directions is the SUV market niche. This thesis project is my vision of how the company's future might look," he said. The end result is a truly breathtaking SUV that is unlike anything seen up until now.
The car features a two-door coupe design that sits atop a high-riding chassis and a set of massive wheels that look better suited to the track than a dirt trail. The hood is a swooping piece of art that Gombo describes as a "design feature that helps break the shape of the planar view, brings in the sporting character of the car, and works as an aerodynamic duct along with the front and rear diffusers."
The interior is just as impressive and features a rear tub seat, a near-rectangular steering wheel, and slim front bucket seats. It is a feast for the eyes and deserves a solid A.