At the upcoming Geneva Show, Pininfarina will unveil the Cambiano, a study of a dynamic, hybrid sedan with four 60 kW in-wheel motors and a diesel-powered turbine.
Taking its name from the city where the studio’s headquarters are located, the Cambiano will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Centro Stile as well as the 10th anniversary of the Engineering Center.
The main performances of the car are a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 275 km/h, with a range of 500 miles (800 km) and CO2 emissions of just 45 g/km.
Below we report a first review of the design, waiting to see it from life in Geneva. Check Quattroruote’s article for more images.
Penned by Fabio Filippini, the Cambiano Concept was developed on an all-new platform, taking inspiration from the 1957 Lancia Florida II, which for many years was personally used by Battista “Pinin” Farina, the company’s founder.
The exterior is characterized by very generous dimensions, with a length of five meters and a width of 2 meters.
The proportions are balanced through the adoption of very large wheels, a long wheelbase and a long hood.
The door opening layout features a single door on the driver’s side and a front door plus a rear-hinged door on the passenger’s side, without the B-pillar.
The stance of the car is at the same time aggressive and slender, thanks to the sharp, muscular front fenders and a more streamlined and “light” rear section, which is enhanced by the clean design of the rear door, where there is no visible handle and no third window.
The original yet clean surface treatment is combined with a number of graphic elements that give the Cambiano a distinctive character.
Among these are the long, straight stripe that runs along the side doors, the triangular wings ahead and behind the front wheels and the dark surface of the passenger cell, including the panoramic roof with triangular structural mesh and the darkened pillars, which further lighten the car’s silhouette.
The arched roofline is however underlined by the thin metal surrounding trim that originates from the minimal side cameras and ends in correspondence of the trunk lid.
The front end features an uninterrupted horizontal fascia with LED headlights and a pattern made of concentric elements that reminds the one seen on the Volvo Concept Universe.
The rear end features a fascia made of a horizontal, concave surface split by a chromed bar which hides the LED units.
The cabin uses articulated yet clean lines, combining white and light grey surfaces of the seats and door upper panels with a dark brown cockpit and wooden floor.
Here the eco-friendly character of the car is underlined by the use of recycled and reused materials, including the so called “briccole”, the traditional Venetian mooring posts made in chestnut oak.
(Image source: Quattroruote)