The guise of Automobili Pininfarina’s PF0 hypercar has been revealed. At the LA Auto Show last week, the company also announced it is investing more than €20m (US$22.6m) in a collaboration with design company Pininfarina to develop its portfolio of vehicles.
Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina, said, “It is a pleasure and a privilege to partner with the world’s greatest car design house, Pininfarina. This agreement brings us together and marks the beginning of two exciting chapters in our very different histories.
“For Automobili Pininfarina, this will form the cornerstone of our ambition to become the world’s most admired luxury electric vehicle company. For Pininfarina, the partnership delivers Battista’s dream of seeing a range of beautiful and highly desirable Pininfarina-branded cars on the roads.”
Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO, Pininfarina, said, “We are very pleased to add Automobili Pininfarina to the list of the many prestigious car makers for which Pininfarina will be designing cars in the future. This agreement will also allow us to show our expertise in engineering and manufacturing of limited-series cars. Starting with the stunning PF0, we will develop a range of cars for Automobili Pininfarina that I believe will stand side-by-side with classic Pininfarina cars in their beauty, purity and innovative technologies.”
According to the Munich-based electric sportscar maker, early feedback from potential buyers already indicates a high demand for PF0.
Added Perschke, “In North America, the response to PF0 has been overwhelming, with nearly three-quarters of the allocation for that market now reserved by clients.”
More on Automobili Pininfarina and the testing and development of PF0 in the January 2019 issue of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology International.