Pininfarina PF0 Headed To Pebble Beach, Rockets From 0-62 MPH In Less Than 2 Seconds

Automobili Pininfarina has released new details about the PF0 ahead of its debut at Monterey Car Week.

Unfortunately for fans, the showings will be private and reserved for people who have shown “significant interest” in the car. That’s a bit disappointing, but the company has confirmed its guests will be shown a full-scale model that previews the PF0’s styling and technology.

Speaking of the design, the PF0 will draw inspiration from some of Pininfarina’s most iconic model. These include the 1947 Cisitalia 202, the 1970 512S Modulo and the 2008 Sintesi concept.

According to design director Luca Borgogno, “We are defining a car that is not overdesigned; we want something that is super clean and looks impossibly simple. Whenever you look back at classic Pininfarina cars, these qualities stand out.”

Besides unveiling the car’s exterior design, Pininfarina will provide additional information about the interior. The company recently released a handful of teaser images which showed the model will have a compact steering wheel and a small digital instrument cluster. Both will be flanked by digital displays which show everything from vehicle information to navigation data. Drivers will also find a head-up display which replaces a number of conventional dials.

While the final design remains a mystery, the car’s specifications are not. Pininfarina says the electric hypercar will have will accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than two seconds and be able to hit a top speed in excess of 186 mph (300 km/h). The PF0 will also use lightweight carbon fiber body panels which will help enable the model to have a range of up to 500 km (310 miles).

The PF0 will be hand-built in Italy and the first model is scheduled to be complete in 2020. The company eventually has plans to build a total of 150 units.


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  • john1168

    0 to 60 in under 2 seconds??? Let me guess… Electric motors at each wheel and wide tires… in addition to what the article says, light weight carbon fiber bodywork. I don’t think it’s that hard, somebody just has to do it and this company may have done it.

    I realize Pininfarina is going to make the body of the car but who made the motors, batteries and programing?

    • roy

      Most probably Mahindra and Rimac

    • The motor for PF0 will be sourced from Rimac, for future production it was hoped that the motor can be produced in house.

    • john1168

      DO you guys know how many motors? It’s got to be at least two but I was thinking one at each wheel. I think the Rimac uses a motor at each wheel.

      Interesting about Mahindra. I didn’t realize they were into electric cars. But it makes sense as there’s a huge future in electrified powertrains.

      • Pininfarina hasn’t announced the spec, but from the interview they say it will featured “four-wheel drive” so I assumed it would have 4 motor like the Rimac.

        Well basically Mahindra wants Pininfarina to become what Geely did to Volvo. They will launched SUV and Saloon after the PF Zero.

  • Christian

    are you guys ready for the new BMW Z4 tomorrow ? I could leak all the new info – like a 2-liter turbo with around 250 bhp as a base model and pictures? Nah, I’ll keep it for me self, as they say in some places in the UK.

  • Six_Tymes

    Oh wow, i cant wait for this. less than 2 seconds! I never thought I would see the day for that.

  • I just want to see the design, it’s hard to make the car unique without being too childish or too similar with other cars in the market.

  • brn

    With that kind of low and and top end, I gotta believe it has more than one gear.

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