Volvo Car Corp. will take full ownership of a Swedish car assembly joint venture that it started eight years ago with Italy’s Pininfarina S.p.A.Read more
Volvo will take full ownership of a Swedish carmaking joint venture that it started eight years ago with Italy’s Pininfarina.Read more
Pininfarina, Cecomp, Véhicules Electriques Pininfarina-Bolloré and Bolloré have signed an agreement for car production for Autolib’s car sharing service in France.Read more
Remember the Pininfarina Bluecar from the 2008 Paris motor show? It’s closer to becoming reality.Read more
First Look: De Tomaso SLCDe Tomaso is set to unveil a new Pininfarina-designed concept under fresh ownership at the Geneva show.Italian automaker De Tomaso Automobili hasn’t had a presence in the market for several years now, but that seems likely to c…Read more
La dolce roadster.
Alfa Romeo’s popular and accessible sports car, the Spider, was sold in the United States from 1966 until 1994, its long run divided into four series. The early cars, with their distinctive boattail styling, were immortalized as Dustin Hoffman’s ride in The Graduate. Generally regarded as the most beautiful iteration of Pininfarina’s design, these Spiders also are the most basic in spec, the rarest, and the most expensive. After skipping U.S. exports in 1970 (as it had in ’68), Alfa brought back the Spider for 1971, beginning the second series, with a chopped tail and fussy Spica fuel injection for its enlarged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; heavy rubber bumpers arrived for 1975. The next iteration, the ’83 to ’90 Series 3 models, got a controversial black rubber ducktail rear spoiler, better-integrated bumpers, and (in ’86) interior revisions. They enjoy more reliable Bosch fuel injection and available air-conditioning (both of which actually came on board in ’82). For the final cars, the 1991-’94 models, the styling was smoothed out, power steering and a driver’s air bag were added, and an automatic transmission (!) was optional; they’re a bit more powerful but also slightly heavier.
Starting on Dec. 1, Andrea Maria Benedetto will serve as Italian car-design firm Pininfarina S.p.A.’s product-development director.Read more
Starting Dec. 1, Andrea Maria Benedetto will serve as Italian car design firm Pininfarina S.p.A.’s product development director.Read more
In today’s News Brake: Ferrari honors Pininfarina with a topless 599, Subaru gives its flat-four an overhaul and Michael Schumacher says he’s not quitting … But Wait, There’s More!Read more
Italian design firm Pininfarina is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Ferrari is paying homage to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina with a limited edition car named the SA Aptera, which is based on the Ferrari 599.Read more
Ferrari builds its bodybuilder a special birthday present.
Happy birthday, Pininfarina. In honor of your 80th anniversary, your longtime client Ferrari decided to bake you a 670-horsepower, drop-top birthday cake — the 2011 SA Aperta — and unwrap it at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Maranello – Ferrari is delighted to announce the presentation of the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show 2010. This is a special series model of which a strictly limited number of just 80 will be built. All have already been sold. Ferrari chose to build 80 SA Apertas in celebration of Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary.Read more
Mitsubishi must pay Italian contract manufacturer Pininfarina about 19 million euros as a result of a dispute between the two companies over production of the Japanese automaker’s Colt CZC convertible.Read more