Pininfarina, the Italian firm which is known for designing some of Ferrari’s most famous cars, is now working on its own electric hypercar. The company has codenamed the car as PFO. When the company teased its PFO electric hypercar in March, it didn’t rolled out much details about it. Recently, Automobili Pininfarina unveiled teaser images of the PFO.
The European newcomer’s vehicle will go into production in 2020 and will cost between $2 million and $2.5 million. The company says that the PFO will be among the fastest and the quickest electric car. It will have a top speed of more than 250 miles per hour will be able to reach 60 mph from stop in under two seconds. The car is expected to give a range of about 300 miles in a single charge. The company also promises Porsche Taycan-like charging times of 10 to 15 minutes for 80 percent capacity.
You might be wondering that Tesla has already vowed comparable acceleration and top speed for the Roadster that too just at a price point of about $200,000 then why PFO is so heavy on pocket. Well, Pininfarina is offering that stunning Italian design along with the posh interiors which makes it land into the premium category.
If you don’t know about Pininfarina, well then it might be th e case that you are not much into premium cars. Pininfarina has a history of about 88 years as an Italian design house, designing and helping build iconic cars for Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Cadillac and so many Ferraris—64 in all—that it’s credited with helping shape the brand.
In an interview with The Verge, Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke says “As a super sports car brand, no one has embarked fully on an EV strategy.” “We want to make a car that is not overdesigned. We want something that is super clean and impossibly simple. In 2023 to 2025 we aim to be perceived as a sustainable luxury brand” he adds.
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