We’ve pretty much known that Mahindra (and their IT arm, Tech Mahindra) will be buying the legendary-but-currently not-so-profitable design house Pininfarina for quite a while now, but it appears to be all official now. While there’s plenty of speculation about what this will all mean, I’ve spoken with the CEO of…
Yesterday, we reported that Mahindra, makers of the legendary Thar, were in talks to buy Pininfarina, the legendary styling house and designers of some of the most beautiful cars ever built. Today I spoke with a source close to the deal, and learned some interesting things — and I'm making one very exciting guess.
This is the only picture Pininfarina has of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Pininfarina Coupe. Mercedes' massive online database doesn't even mention its existence. But the car is very real, and an 82-year-old Dutchman has it.
[Lots of Ferraris have had their engines visible under glass, but none have been quite so visible as the 250 P5 Berlinetta, built by Pininfarina in 1968.]
All 1,315 Ferrari F40s left the factory as left-hand drive cars with a Rosso Corsa paint job. Or at least that's what Ferrari told the public back in the day. But the Sultan of Brunei got a few with more changes than just the steering wheel.
Pininfarina has been around since 1930 and while automotive production stopped there back in 2011 after the Alfa Romeo Brera was done, its museum is full of much more than just Italian exotica.
Two weeks ago, Jim Glickenhaus sent us a note whose brevity belied the massive news it conveyed:
Ferrari has confirmed plans to build six rolling tributes to the late, great Sergio Pininfarina, each based on the 458 Italia and each likely to cost more than a LaFerrari with your family crest stitched in Mulberry silk on the headrests.
Ferrari is a byword for style and beauty in the car world, but they don't always come out with winners.
When I was a kid, I always loved it when auto show season came around, and the concept cars hit the stage. Looking at those uncommon curves felt like looking into the future, where roads twisted through the heavens and The Jetsons read like a historical document. It's funny how that feeling survives.
This year's Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este starts next weekend, and since BMW is the main sponsor of this fantastic event, it's no wonder they came up with their own star again. This time, with the help of Pininfarina. Meet the V12-powered BMW Gran Lusso Coupé.
Four years after Bertone showed the world what they can do with an Autobianchi A112 and a bit of sheet metal, competing coachbuilder Pininfarina came up with this: the 1973 A112 Giovani. That means youth in English.
A few days ago we asked you about the details of the new LaFerrari. Now, it's time to take another look at its predecessor. Some say the words "beautiful" and "Enzo" should not be in the same sentence. I believe it only takes time to see the genius in Pininfarina's design.
This week at the Geneva Motor Show, famed Italian design house Pininfarina will debut a one-off concept car that should look very striking in person. They're calling it the Sergio.