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Pininfarina turns carmaker with all-electric hypercar

Pininfarina turns carmaker with all-electric hypercar

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said the products from Automobili Pininfarina will be innovative and pioneering, powered by high technology.NEW DELHI: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra today announced the launch of its luxury electric vehicles brand, Automobili Pininfarina.

Mahindra has appointed Michael Perschke as the chief executive officer of Automobili Pininfarina.

Ex-Audi India head Michael Perschke will lead the new EV company, which will develop its first model - a Pininfarina-badged electric hypercar capable of accelerating to 100kph in 2sec and 300kph in less than 12sec - in 2020.

It is no secret that Mahindra had already forayed into the world of EV super sports, Formula E electric racing vehicle championship. Mahindra Racing is now second in both the manufacturers' and drivers' championship.

We are excited at how the future will turn out for Automobili Pininfarina.




With operations based in Europe, the new Pininfarina car-making firm will work independently of its parent's EV division, Mahindra Electric, in a conscious bid to create an all-new eco-system and culture that is required in this fast-paced business. He is joined at the helm of the company by Per Svantesson, who is the chief operating officer and has worked at Volvo.

Italian bodywork Studio Pininfarina issued a teaser electric crossover K350, developed by order of a Hong Kong company Hybrid Kinetic Group.

Speaking more on the project, Paolo Pininfarina, chairman, Pininfarina SpA, said: 'This project helps me and my family to realise my grandfather's dream of seeing outstanding innovative cars exclusively branded Pininfarina on the roads'. Rimac stunned the world with another hypercar, called Concept_Two, or the C_Two Concept which has a claimed power out of 1,915bhp and goes from standstill to 100kmph in 1.98secs. "Michael will play an instrumental role in developing the strategy for Automobili Pininfarina". It is codenamed PF1. This means a 0-100kmph time of under 3 secs. The other two will be rivals for the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan.

It's a step on from Pininfarina's earlier hydrogen-electric concept - the 2016 H2 Speed (pictured above). We know the model looks deathly, so it can give us as what to expect in the coming years.

First model to be an electric hypercar that will be introduced in 2020 and will cost a little under 2 million Euros. Because in 2020, Pininfarina will celebrate its 90th anniversary; what better way than with a 250mph, fully electric present?


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