• Feb 26, 2008


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With one week to go until the Geneva Motor Show and counting, Pininfarina has finally done the "Full Monty" by revealing the overall design of its new Sintesi concept. And as you can see, it's a striking design.

We particularly like the window treatment, with a contemporary take on the classic window-within-window. Meanwhile, if the windshield were any more steeply raked, it would be completely horizontal. The opposing scissor doors swing up like on a Lamborghini, but hinged forward on the front doors and rearward on the rear ones. The mouth gapes wide open to gasp for air like a whale sucking down plankton, and the sills tuck under the body like on the Maserati GranTurismo, giving the Sintesi a rakishly athletic stance. And once again, Pininfarina has worked its magic on the flowing forms, with novel takes on the roof pillars, air vents and assuredly many more elements that will become apparent when we see the concept live, an experience we're looking forward to already.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the Acura concept car for the new NSX
      • 6 Years Ago
      i swear a buddy of mine has similar wheels on his 02 civic. this design doesnt look as revolutionary as i expected.
      whats up with the huge greenhouse and no glassroof or sunroof? its a concept it might as well have it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the overall design. It will be interesting to see what one of these looks like in the flesh.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like the bastard child of a miura and the reventon
        • 6 Years Ago
        er, what images have you been looking at? Clearly this is a "sintesis" of their Birdcage and Nido concepts...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmmm....not bad....Exotic and futuristic....
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW! it's a bloated suv station wago *what is that?*
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm seeing a lot of Lamborghini Espada in pic #3, the ground-level 3/4s shot. That's a very, very good thing.

      Too bad there's little resemblance from other angles.

      I love the concave rear fascia and jagged "stealth" front end treatment; I have to wonder why they bothered with gullwing doors, though. The only way I can see gullwings offering greater utility or convenience is if they were on an absolutely failsafe powered hinge (no sag-prone gas struts!) that didn't require your standing/reaching up to pull them closed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice to see some fresh design details for a change.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like the perfect ergonomic design for my next computer mouse...
      • 6 Years Ago
      interesting.

      Guigiaro designed the first SVX... Maybe Pininfarina is designing version 2.0, with 4 doors.

      Lots of interesting details, but a lot of extraneous ones, too. it is a designer's playground, but there are lots of cool things to bring out of it.

      and I love forward swing swan doors. (especially with multi-pane windows :D ) Motorizing them should be very do-able, if vans can have three motorized heavy doors, I am sure this is very do-able, and does make very good sense.