We’re not sure if this is a leak or if we are just seeing the first official photos, however, Pininfarina’s Geneva debut, the Pininfarina Cambiano Concept has just hit the internet after months of teasing. The pictures come via Quattroroute and show the futuristic sedan in it’s entirety.
The central cell is assembled from carbon fiber, as are the front and rear support modules which are fixed to the suspension wishbones. The Cambiano is an extended-range electric plug-in driven by four electric motors, one at each wheel, of 60kW each. The diesel engine at the front acts as a generator when the batteries are exhausted. According to Pininfarina, the Cambiano reaches 275km/h, accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds and has a range of more than 200km.
Pininfarina have apparently released a statement that highlights this concept as an innovation for the company. They say it was made with ‘more time and adopting a more organized working methodology’, overall, this has allowed them to develop of a more peaceful machine! The name is a pretty strong intention for what this car is supposed to represent; Cambiano literally translates in Italian to ‘change’.
The Cambiano Concept comes from the pen of designer Fabio Filippini. It has a number of unconventional aspects including the arrangement of the doors with only one door on the drivers side, yet two on passenger side. It also has no B-pillar to facilitate access and to maximize the interior space and comfort for the four seats.
The design was inspired by the Florida II, which was unveiled in 1957 and based on a Lancia platform. Other unique design features include the tail lights with LEDs hidden by a chrome bar that reflect light into the recesses of the body and the interior wood coating.