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Ferrari designer Pininfarina is building a $2 million electric hypercar

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Jul 16, 2018
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  1. Pininfarina, the Italian car design firm best known for Ferrari’s iconic look, announced in March that it was developing its own all-electric hypercar. Not much was initially shared about the PFO but that has since changed as the design house recently opened up about its first auto.

    According to Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke, the PFO will be able to reach 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds and hit a top speed of 250 mph. Oh, and it’ll have an all-electric range of more than 300 miles per charge.

    Speaking of charges, it’s estimated that it will take no more than 15 minutes to charge the vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent capacity.

    Sustainability will also be a key component of the PFO, with ethically sourced natural woods and paints free of chemical ingredients to play a role in the vehicle’s production.

    Pininfarina plans to show the PFO to VIP guests at next month’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Everyone else will be forced to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019 to get a look at Pininfarina’s creation.

    As you might expect, a vehicle of this caliber won’t come cheap. Buyers will be expected to shell out anywhere between $2 million and $2.5 million for this level of craftsmanship and performance. At that price, and if you’re looking strictly for performance, Tesla’s new Roaster at a mere $200,000 seems like a steal.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,252   +2,721

    And just like all Ferraris, this one will be accurately summed up by the following...

  3. Reachable

    Reachable TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +172

    Cars like these are built for their technical achievement and design beauty. Billionaires buy them because they can, but even if there were no billionaires the cars would still be built.

    You don't care that you will never own one. You find them exciting because you are enthusiastic about technology and they're gorgeous works of design. Owning one of these would add complexity to your life that you don't need, and you'd never be in a situation where you'd be able to utilize more than a fraction of the car's capabilities.

    We can look forward to some great videos, and, maybe, as the reporter mentions, future cars influenced by the research behind the creation of these hypervehicles.
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  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,252   +2,721

    Often-wise it is best not to buy your dream car, or you will be disappointed.

    Take a modern Ferarri, slightly simplify the interior and the exterior's pointless extravaganza, and you get an Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio, I.e. just as bad. Many can afford one, but few really buy it, and wisely so.
  5. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,829   +1,112

    Just give me a well designed AFFORDABLE car that can hit 100mph (needed acceleration for entering highways or passing) and that's good enough. These 200-300mph cars are for people with money to burn and egos to stroke.
  6. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,715   +1,951

    Are you talking about the 360 or the 458/488? And no one buys an alpha because they're bottom of the barrel garbage that no one knows how to work on....or wants to. Aside from a battery issue on Ferrari branded batteries the 458/488 are very reliable cars. And with the way these cars depreciate you can sometimes pick them up for the cost of a well specd BMW
  7. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,431   +1,824

    Yet another useless car designed to siphon money out of those with deep pockets.
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,715   +1,951

    correction, those with deep pockets are constantly looking for toys to spend their money on
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,431   +1,824


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