Italian magazine Quattroruote has somehow procured a set of renders showing every angle of the plug-in Pininfarina Cambiano concept. The show car will arrive at the Geneva Motor Show and is heavyweight celebration of several Pininfarina milestones: the 10th anniversary of the company's Engineering Centre, the 30th birthday of its Styling Centre and it's named for the town of Cambiano where Pininfarina is located. What's more, it was inspired by the design house's Lancia Florida II from 1957, an example of which was reportedly owned and slept in by the company founder.

Are you ready for the word "coupe" to carry more baggage? The designers call the Cambiano a coupe, but it's got three doors: one on the left, two on the right. Other details are as novel: it's roughly 16 feet long, weighs 3,740 pounds and is gets its power from a diesel-fueled microturbine providing juice to four electric motors of 80 horsepower each. The stats are estimated to include a 4.2-second run from zero to 60 mph and an all-electric range of "better than 200 kilometers." That's 125 miles, which implies a big battery pack. When fully charged and filled with diesel, the car can go for a bladder-busting 800 km (497 miles).

There's a lot going on with the design so have a look at the photos in the gallery and judge for yourselves, but we find ourselves mesmerized by a Dodge Daytona Charger backlight that flows into an Intrepid rear end. Pininfarina designers spoke like there was more to this car than just a concept exercise, though, so we'll look forward to seeing it in Geneva.

*UPDATE: More information on the plug-in nature of this concept was added after publication.


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      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, a lot...
      Evan Hayden
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love that roof-line. I think it's a pretty attractive and tasteful design.
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      reminds me a little of the De Tomaso Longchamp overall
      rayhondafan
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM should purchase the rendering and make this the next Camero. From the side profile, this one looks like a dead ringer for the Camero, a bit retro, yet more practical with a bigger greenhouse that you can see out of, and a much more user friendly back seats.
        creamwobbly
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rayhondafan
        When you can't even spell "Camaro", I can't decide if you're the typical Camaro fan or if you're trolling.
          rayhondafan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @creamwobbly
          Just want to see whether people actually read other people's comment.
      el aventador
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it.
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      [blocked]
        lorenzo
        • 2 Years Ago
        I know what you mean, like either they dont have any star creative directors any more, or all the cream from the schools is getting snatched up by places like Kia. Or both.
      Tweak589
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tesla Model S and a Camaro had a kid and an Italian family adopted it.
        illnever tell
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tweak589
        It's a great looking car, but how no one else sees the 4th gen Camaro in the profile is beyond me.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Talk about plain...
      ReTired
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like it...smooth, flowing, nice use of shape and line w/o extraneous tacked on features. The interior, less thoughtful, more "Do something MODERN." w/o a whole lot of apparent functionality - too "Show Car" - but changeable for reality. Understated is often better than visual yelling, and the tech is equally interesting.
      Dean Hammond
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not feeling this AT all......
      CarMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm guessing that they used Google Sketchup to model the interior.
      Carlos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like something VW should consider for the Phaeton.
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