The new brand of electric cars, Pininfarina, will soon present a range of luxury and high performanced electric vehicles - one more in this new market that promises so much. The name refers to the renowned Italian coachbuilder, but the company is now in the hands of Mahindra & Mahindra, a large consortium of India, with its headquarters in Germany. This is called globalization: Indian money, German technology and Italian design, to create something unique for a very specific market, since these automobiles will only be available to very wealthy people.
The first car to be revealed by this new brand will have exciting technical data: 2000 bhp, acceleration of 2 seconds from 0-62 mph, 12 seconds from 0-186 mph, a top speed of 250 mph and a battery range of about 310 miles, all this from a 100% electric car.
Automobili Pininfarina is the world’s newest car brand, with a plan to sustainably develop and produce fully-electric, ultra-luxury cars at the pinnacle of design and desirability in their respective segments. The Munich-based company now announces the appointment of a new and experienced senior management team as it prepares to present its business and product plans to prospective retailer partners, clients and media in New York this week.
Michael Perschke, Automobili Pininfarina CEO said: “Automobili Pininfarina is a pioneering new business created to service the most discerning clients in the world. Our product portfolio will launch with an innovative, zero-emissions hypercar that represents the progression we aim to make at the pinnacle of the luxury and sports car market.”
Automobili Pininfarina will offer a range of extremely luxurious and high-performance EV cars designed and built in a close partnership with Pininfarina SpA, the legendary Italian automotive styling house. The first of those is codenamed PF0 and will be an ultra-low volume, ultra-luxurious fully-electric hypercar.
With ongoing technical collaboration with the multi-race winning Mahindra Racing Formula E team, Michael Perschke and the ambitious new Automobili Pininfarina management team will deliver a range of vehicles offering design purity, emotional appeal and innovative EV technology to customers worldwide. In less than two years, Perschke and his team will present the first customer with a car of unmatched performance and unprecedented heritage.
“We have attracted some of the best automotive industry talent from all corners of the globe. Now this team is completely focussed on delivering ground-breaking, highly desirable vehicles through a business strategy which will see Automobili Pininfarina become the most sustainable luxury automotive business in the world”, said Perschke.
This exciting and unique opportunity to create a new brand with unparalleled heritage has tempted some significant talent to move to Munich with experience from brands such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati, McLaren Automotive and Volvo.
From an operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, and with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands, Automobili Pininfarina will bring to market unique, beautiful and technically-advanced sustainable luxury electric cars. Designed, developed and produced in Germany and Italy, all models will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most sustainable luxury car brand in the world
The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment and has been named Automobili Pininfarina following the signing of a trademark licence agreement between Pininfarina SpA and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Pininfarina SpA will take an influential role in supporting design and production capacities based on their unique almost 70-year experience of producing many of the world’s most iconic cars.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman Mahindra & Mahindra, Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina SpA, and Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman Mahindra Racing, launched the new car brand with Michael Perschke, CEO Automobili Pininfarina at the Rome Formula E race on April 13th 2018. Mahindra has quickly built up experience of cutting-edge ‘race-to-road’ sustainable high-performance technological innovation having competed in every Formula E race since the world’s most innovative motor racing series began in 2013.
Automobili Pininfarina will combine this ‘in-house’ expertise with partnerships with some of the world’s leading automotive design and engineering suppliers to support its aggressive targets for performance and market launch in late‑2020.
The first car from Automobili Pininfarina will be an ultra-low volume ultra-luxury electric hypercar codenamed PF0 that will retail at between $2.0 and $2.5m. It will be followed by a range of low-volume all-electric cars, including luxury SUVs, sold and serviced through a network of experienced luxury car retailers.