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Pininfarina's PF0 Rimac Powertrain Previewed By Italian Automaker

Pininfarina's PF0 Rimac Powertrain Previewed By Italian Automaker

Pininfarina has released yet another teaser image for the upcoming PF0’s Rimac-supplied powertrain.

With all the teaser images being released by Italian design house turned electric carmaker Pininfarina, you might be concerned that their upcoming PF0 electric hypercar is nothing more than vaporware. However, we have it on good authority that the car is real, and that it was shown at a private event at last month’s Monterey Car Week. At least, a conceptual mockup anyway.

Now we’re getting more details from Pininfarina on just how they plan to make their pretty pictures into a reality. A new partnership with Croatian electric car experts Rimac means that Pininfarina will be supplied with state of the art EV tech, including batteries, electric drivetrain, hardware, and software.

And we believe them. Rimac has already developed one electric hypercar--the Concept One--which sported over 1,200 horsepower and a range of over 300 miles. Earlier this year, Rimac revealed the Concept One’s successor, the C_Two, which has a maximum range of over 400 miles and power just shy of 2,000 horses.

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The new teaser from Pininfarina gives us a look at Rimac’s battery pack and electric drivetrain. From previous releases from Pininfarina, we know that the PF0 will have four electric motors positioned at the wheels which produce a combined 2,000 hp. Range is expected to be somewhat shorter than the C_Two at just 310 miles, but that might just be a conservative estimate.

Pininfarina's PF0 Rimac Powertrain Previewed By Italian Automaker
via Pininfarina

What’s likely not a conservative estimate are the performance figures. Zero to sixty for the PF0 is done in under 2 seconds, with zero to 186 mph taking just 12 seconds. Top speed is a blistering 250 mph despite a curb weight of 4,400 lbs.

Those are astronomical figures, but so is the sticker price at somewhere between $2-2.5 million. Pininfarina hasn’t narrowed down that figure yet since they haven’t even gotten to the part of, y’know, making the car.

If Pininfarina comes through, the PF0 will be one of the most powerful and technologically advanced vehicles ever made. Deliveries aren’t scheduled to begin until late 2020, however, and with Rimac’s C_Two set to beat that time by an entire year, it looks like Pininfarina still has some catching up to do in the electric hypercar game.

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