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Finishing

Pininfarina's $2.9 Million Masterpiece

Only five of the special-edition models will be produced. The hand-crafted painting process alone takes weeks to complete. 

Hybrid

Pininfarina Teases Modular EV Lineup

Automobili Pininfarina plans to build at least five electric vehicles off the modular platform that it is developing with Bosch and Benteler International.

Business

Pininfarina Taps Ex-Tesla Exec as Sales Chief

Luxury electric vehicle maker Automobili Pininfarina has appointed Jochen Rudat as its chief sales officer.

Hybrid

Pininfarina, Benteler, Bosch Team on EV Platform

Automobili Pininfarina has partnered with Germany’s Bosch Engineering and Benteler International to develop a chassis for high-performance electric vehicles.

Business

Porsche Ups Stake in Rimac

Porsche AG, which acquired a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili in June 2018, has increased its ownership to 15.5%.

Pininfarina Battista Hits the Road

Automobili Pininfarina will show the production version of the upcoming Battista electric supercar at this month’s Monterey Car Week in California.

Pagani Revs Up Huayra Roadster

Italian supercar maker Pagani Automobili SpA is introducing a limited-edition version of its Huayra roadster that is lighter, sleeker and more powerful than the base model.

Hybrid

ZF Touts 2-Speed Electric Drive System

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG says its new 2-speed electric drive is more efficient than current single-speed units.

Business

Detroit Auto Show Reveals Huge Expansion for 2020

The Detroit auto show’s move from January to June next year will nearly double the event’s footprint with 1 million sq ft of new outdoor space along the Detroit riverfront.

Pininfarina Moves Forward with Electric Hypercar

Automobili Pininfarina, which was founded last year by Mahindra & Mahindra’s Pininfarina unit, has unveiled an updated version of the company’s upcoming Battista hypercar.

De Tomaso Concept Coming in July

China’s Ideal TeamVenture, which purchased De Tomaso Automobili in 2015, plans to relaunch the famed Italian brand with a new model that will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 4th.

Propulsion

Rimac Lands $90 Million from Hyundai/Kia

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors Corp. affiliate are investing a combined €80 million ($90 million) in Croatian electric vehicle specialist Rimac Automobili.

Fuel Cells

Chinese Startup Partners with Pininfarina on Fuel Cell Concept

Wuhan, China-based Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. teamed up with Pininfarina SpA to present a fuel cell-powered concept car at this week’s Shanghai auto show.

Karma Teases Pininfarina-Designed Concept

California-based Karma Automotive will take the wraps off a new concept vehicle, which was designed by Italy’s Pininfarina SpA, at next month’s Shanghai auto show.

Bentley Proffers Napkin Rings. Lambo Goes CPO

Bentley Turns 100. Buy a Shirt.

Business

Toyota Partners with New York Startup on HD Maps

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Carmera Inc., a New York City-based startup, to develop high-definition maps for urban roads.

Autonomous Vehicles

Connected Vehicles Move to the Forefront of Advanced Mobility

While the hype about fully autonomous cars has slowed over the last year, the shift to connected vehicles is accelerating.

Additive Manufacturing

Lambo Embraces Carbon (The Company, not the Element)

“Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,” said Stefan Gramse, chief procurement officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “Digital manufacturing” as in additive.

Propulsion

Karma, Pininfarina Partner on Product Development

California-based Karma Automotive LLC says it is teaming up with Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina SpA on unspecified future projects.

Propulsion

Pininfarina EV Christened the Battista

Automobili Pininfarina has named its upcoming electric hypercar the Battista after the founder of the legendary Italian design house.

Hybrid

Pininfarina Teases “Pure” EV Design

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s new Automobili Pininfarina unit has released images of its upcoming electric hypercar that features Pininfarina’s new “Pura” design language.

Business

Vietnam Startup Gets $950 Million Credit Line

Vietnamese startup VinFast Manufacturing and Trading Co. Ltd. has arranged a $950 million line of credit to help launch its first model in 2019, Reuters reports.

Propulsion

Super-Fast Japanese EV’s $3.6 Million Price Is a Hoot

Japan's Aspark Co. Ltd. is pricing its all-electric Owl hypercar at a hefty $3.6 million, well above rival models.

Design

New Pininfarina Unit Adds Tech Leaders, Confirms Munich HQ

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s new Automobili Pininfarina unit confirms it will be based in Munich and has hired a pair of veteran engineering executives.