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Pininfarina has been responsible for some of the most fantastic road-going vehicles of the 20th and 21st century, most recently the Ferrari Enzo and 612 Scaglietti, not to mention countless concepts over the years. Being the go-to design house for Ferrari says as much, and when we make another trek across the Atlantic to cover the Geneva Motor Show in March, we'll be on hand to watch the unveiling of a new concept from the Italian design firm.

The Sintesi will be the first concept the company will have shown in three years and according to Andrea Pininfarina, the vehicle will incorporate everything from advanced safety innovations to groundbreaking design. We're sure the Sintesi will be all things to many car cognoscenti, and keep an eye out in January when Pininfarina releases a teaser of the concept ahead of its reveal the first week of March.

[Source: Pininfarina]

PRESS RELEASE

Turin, December 14, 2007. Pininfarina is proud to announce the unveiling of a new concept at the next Geneva Motor Show in March, 2008. This exciting new car will be named "Sintesi".

"Sintesi" is the result of the Pininfarina Design Department, under the direction since last August by Lowie Vermeersch, the 33 year old Design Director with almost ten years experience at Pininfarina. Assisting him are Vice Directors Guglielmo Cartia and Fabrizio Valentini and chief designers Jason Castriota, Giovanni Piccardo, Goran Popovic and Giuseppe Randazzo.

"Three years ago we unveiled Birdcage 75th, our last prototype. Together with our new concept Sintesi we would like to anticipate new car design trends" says Andrea Pininfarina, Chairman and CEO Pininfarina S.p.A.

"This concept car is the synthesis of our values, of the love for our work and our passion for innovation, of beauty driven by functionality, of sportiness and elegance. However, Sintesi isn't only the expression of Pininfarina design; it also embraces innovative technologies that allow us to explore new typologies of mobility, active safety and packaging solutions" states Lowie Vermeersch.

"In Sintesi, we put all our goodwill in looking at the future, first and foremost in resorting to the excellence of our design" underlines Andrea Pininfarina.

An on-line teaser campaign will accompany Sintesi from January to the Geneva Motor Show.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks good, but dated. The F16 (or Acura NSX) cockpit is great, but it is ten years too late.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is what the Enzo should have looked like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Huh? I guess James Glickenhaus' contract with Pininfarina didn't prohibit them from taking the design he presumably spent millions on and offering it as a 'concept' in lightly modified form. This 'concept' is a thinly veiled copy of the P4/5. Doesn't a concept usually precede the actual thing?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes, it was. Thank you for the clarification!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Erm, is that in reference to the pic? Because thats not the concept, that is the P4/5 they did a little while ago. No images of the concept have been released yet, the image is just there to illustrate the article.
      • 7 Years Ago
      like those wheels,would like to get
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is sure to be a 1.7 million dollar vehicle. I wonder what the HP will be?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Modern Ferraris' design sucks. Only the "cheap" ones (F430 and 360) are nice. The Enzo screams "Look, I'm hi-tech!", and the 599 GTB and 612 Scaglietti are unforgivably bland. Those two could very well be the next Hyundai Coupé (Tiburon for you yanks).

        The P4/5... boy, oh boy, that's entirely another story. As you have said, that is how the Enzo should have looked.