In a contract worth USD 50 million, Automobili Pininfarina partners with Rimac for EV powertrain and battery technology. Pininfarina is developing a new EV supercar code-named PFO. With Rimac’s expertise in EV engineering and software, one can expect it to be a car to look forward to.
Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac said, “We are very excited about this challenge. Combining Rimac values – technology, innovation and performance with the heritage, history and Italian design of Automobili Pininfarina makes a perfect synergy for an exciting new hypercar – the PFO. This partnership is a big milestone for both companies and we are looking forward to bringing this incredible machine to life together.”
Automobili Pininfarina PFO power figures:
Pininfarina claims the PFO hyper GT will have power equivalent to 1900bhp and 1700lb ft torque. This will translate to a top speed of over 400kmph. Also, being an electric supercar, the acceleration will be brutal. It can reach 100kmph from a standstill in less than two seconds. That is extremely fast. This will is along with a zero-emission EV package offering about 500kms range.
Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina said, “From the moment I met Mate, I knew that he and his team at Rimac could provide the power we need to deliver memorable driving experiences to match the incredible design standards set by Pininfarina. This collaboration brings together the future of electric performance with the heritage of Pininfarina’s legendary automotive styling capabilities to deliver a truly beautiful hypercar.”
The PF0 will probably share parts with the Rimac’s next generation hypercar, the C_two. Rimac is recognized as a small-volume high-performance vehicle manufacturer. However, their extensive know-how in high-performance electric vehicle development positions them as a key technology supplier to many industry partners including Porsche, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Renault, CUPRA, and now, Automobili Pininfarina.
Recently, Automobili Pininfarina also got Peter Tutzer a former Chief Engineer of Porsche’s racing program. Also with Rimac’s cutting-edge EV expertise, the PFO will be a jet on wheels. But alas, it will cost upwards of USD 2.5 million.
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