Named for the city that Pininfarina calls home, its Cambiano concept may just be the sexiest plug-in diesel hybrid ever created. While the vehicle will make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina chose to release some of its concept shots in advance.
The Cambiano is powered by batteries, a diesel-fueled turbine or both and propelled by an electric motor at each wheel. The car gives a maximum output equivalent to 816 horsepower and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 155 mph.
While showing-off a supercar performance, the Cambiano was primarily designed to be environmentally friendly and so emits just 45 grams of CO2 per km which should be clean enough for the car to be compliant with future Euro 7 emissions standards.
The turbo-diesel powered supercar is the first to be designed by Pininfarina’s new CEO Fabio Filippini, who came to the design firm from Renault. Filippini admits that the inspiration for the Cambiano’s design came from the 1957 Lancia Florida II, and that the design attempts to create a pure form with a strong impact, evident by its minimalist and clean exterior.
The interior completes the car’s environmentally friendly design with recycled oak used on the floor, lower door panels and center console.