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Au­to­mo­bili Pin­in­fa­rina is the world’s new­est car brand that plans to de­velop, and pro­duce, a range of ex­traor­di­nar­ily lux­u­ri­ous and high-per­for­mance EVs de­signed by leg­endary Ital­ian styling house, Pin­in­fa­rina SpA.

Com­fort­ably nes­tled in the deep pock­ets of par­ent com­pany Mahin­dra & Mahin­dra Ltd, the world’s new­est elec­tric car com­pany will pro­duce the first solely Pin­in­farinabranded cars from 2020.

The first of which will be a low vol­ume ul­tra­lux­ury elec­tric hypercar that is co­de­named ‘PF0’. It will then be fol­lowed by a range of low-vol­ume all-elec­tric cars that in­clude lux­ury SUVs that are sold and ser­viced through a net­work of ex­pe­ri­enced lux­ury car re­tail­ers.

And if Pin­in­fa­rina can build it as they dream it, the PF0 will of­fer per­for­mance fig­ures sim­i­lar to that of the Tesla Road­ster and the Rimac C Two with a sub-two-sec­ond zero to 100 km/h times and a top speed of over 400 km/h. Ac­cord­ing to Pin­in­fa­rina, it also aims to squeeze a range of over 500 kilo­me­tres from the elec­tric ve­hi­cles. These chal­leng­ing per­for­mance tar­gets are sup­ported by the race-win­ning ex­pe­ri­ence gained from Mahin­dra Rac­ing’s For­mula E ex­pe­ri­ence, as well as early part­ner­ship dis­cus­sions with some of the world’s lead­ing elec­tric tech­nol­ogy and soft­ware in­no­va­tors.

The PF0 con­cept is sched­uled for pri­vate client view­ings dur­ing Mon­terey Car Week in Au­gust.

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