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Pininfarina Cambiano likely for production

By Tim Booth, 15 Mar 2012 News

Pininfarina Cambiano likely for production

Rarely do concepts this radical ever make it to the showroom floor, but reports are suggesting that Pininfarina’s Cambiano concept could be set for a limited production run.

Rarely do concepts this radical ever make it to the showroom floor, but reports are suggesting that Pininfarina’s Cambiano concept could be set for a limited production run.

The Cambiano is a plug-in hybrid that is powered by four electric motors – one at each wheel – that provide up to 150kW each, as well as a 50kW diesel generator to charge the batteries. With sport mode engaged, all this adds up to 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 275km/h.

800km of range in extended mode (dropping to around 200km when going flat out) and CO2 emissions of just 45g/km mean that the Cambiano will be doing its part for the environment as well.

Pininfarina say pricing will depend on the amount of orders placed. Around 10 would mean a cost of over AU$1m, but if numbers were to reach around 70 then the price could drop to as low as AU$500,000.