Pininfarina To Launch Electric Hypercar, Three SUVs In Five Years

Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina has revealed a plan to launch four new electric vehicles in the next five years, starting with a hypercar - set to debut in 2020 - to rival the Bugatti Chiron.

Pininfarina is better known for designing cars for other manufacturers, but this quartet of models would be the latest to bear the company's own badge.

The manufacturer hasn't revealed specs about the hypercar, but Pininfarina says it will be based on modular vehicle architecture created by its parent company, India's Mahindra, and Rimac, a sports car maker headquartered across the Adriatic Sea, in Croatia. 

Rimac's latest creation is the C_Two, an electric hypercar whose 1,914 hp and four motors is good for a claimed 1.85-second 0-96 km/h (60 mph) acceleration sprint.

The UK's Autocar says it "understands" that the Pininfarina electric sportster (codenamed PF-Zero) won't be quite that potent, instead offering performance roughly equal to that of the 1,500-hp Chiron.

(Pictured above is the Pininfarina H2 Speed, a low-volume, hydrogen-fueled car the company developed with a French/Swiss concern called GreenGT.)

Following the PF-Zero's arrival, Pininfarina will follow up with a trio of SUVs, including compact and mid-size models to keep up with the likes of the 2018 Porsche Macan and Cayenne, respectively, and a flagship utility to go up against the Lamborghini Urus. The fastest of those Pininfarina SUVs is purported to be coming with a powertrain capable of 940 hp from a 140 kWh battery pack.

Fast design 4/13/2018 12:47:15 PM