The Pininfarina SpA is an Italian coachbuilding and design firm. Today's S.p.a. was founded in 1930 as Carrozzeria Pinin Farina by Battista " Pinin " Farina ( 1893-1966 ). The company designed a number of vehicles from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Maserati, and Peugeot. According to Battista's death, his son Sergio (1926-2012) and his grandson Andrea (1957-2008) continued the company. Currently, the company is led by Andreas brother Paolo.
With the design of the single piece Florida based on the Lancia Aurelia put Pininfarina in 1955 the foundation stone for a half-century of automobile limousine design in Europe and the United States. This included model series of the British Motor Corporation (Austin A55 Cambridge Mk II, MG Magnette Mk III, Morris Oxford V, Riley 4/68, Wolseley 15/60 ), the Peugeot 404, 504 coupé / cabriolet and 505 and the Fiat Series 1800/2100 and 2300.
Many custom-made on the basis of Lancia and Ferrari models were the attractions on the international motor shows and consolidated the worldwide fame of the designer. A Special Relationship Pininfarina also used to Cadillac. The mark of the 1958-1960 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1988-1993 and the Cadillac Allanté were also manufactured in our own production facility.
Today, Pininfarina sees as a design and engineering services for the entire automotive industry. In addition to the design of vehicles, the dissipation of body styles such as convertibles, station wagons, coupes Pininfarina offers assistance in the preparation of the body shop and manufactures small and medium series.
The design study Pininfarina Modulo by Paolo Martin has been constructed on the basis of the Ferrari 512S and 1970, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Currently, there are countless luxurious top models that have been designed or modified by Pininfarina in production. Including sports cars from Ferrari, Maserati luxury sedans, but also many ordinary middle-class vehicles like the Chinese Brilliance BS6, or minivans such as the Hyundai Matrix.
Even outside of the automotive industry Pininfarina has made a name. Thus, the locomotive SBB Re 460, the InterCity tilting train SBB RABDe 500 and the Italian high speed train ETR 500 was designed in rail vehicle design. The trains operated since 2004 tram Athens and the Cobra tram, which operates in Zurich, were also drawn by Pininfarina. In 2006 Pininfarina designed the electric moped Esolex and a computer case for Spire Design.
Pininfarina in its own factory also produces vehicles in small and medium series, such as the Fiat 124 Spider ( which was temporarily under the brand name Pininfarina Spider Europa ), various convertible Peugeot or the Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin. Since 2007, among other things, the first convertible with a folding hard top from Ford is mounted in Turin's Pininfarina factory, the Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet. For different vehicles provides Pininfarina ago the roof module.
The company also provided in-house to Volumex, an elegant sports convertible, ago. It was built in the 80s of the 20th century world in only 500 copies. The Volumex equipped with a supercharged engine, which made 135 hp two -liter displacement.
Following the departure of Renault group of Matra Pininfarina acquired in 2004, the development department, which was sold to Segula Technologies 2009.
- Ferrari Dino 246 (1969-1974)
- Chevrolet Nubira
- Ferrari P4 / 5 Pinifarina (2006)
- Ferrari California (2008)
- Ford Focus CC (2006)
- Ford Streetka (until July 2005)
- Fiat 124-1985
- Fiat Coupé (until 2000)
- Hyundai Matrix (2002)
- Lancia Thema SW (1986 to 1994)
- Maserati Quattroporte V
- Mitsubishi Colt CZC
- Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan (2007)
- Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin
- Peugeot 104
- Peugeot 404
- Peugeot 504
- Peugeot 205 Cabriolet (until 1998)
- Peugeot 306 Cabriolet (until 2001 )
- Peugeot 406 Coupe (until 2004)
- Renault Espace
- Volvo C70 CC
- BMW Gran Lusso Coupe
- Alfa Romeo 164
- Lancia Monte Carlo
Current production of roof modules
- Alfa Romeo Spider
- Mitsubishi Colt CZC