Pininfarina Sintesi Concept 2008
The Pininfarina Sintesi Concept, unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show, is a sports car with four doors and four seats. It was developed by a highly innovative approach: it does not consider the car as a shape that covers the mechanicals, but one that gives a shape to the mechanicals around the passengers, starting by the passenger compartment. This approach has overturned traditional volumetric balances, improving weight distribution and lowering the center of gravity which are important elements for driving dynamics.
This was made by close collaboration with Nuvera, which developed the Quadrivium Fuel Cells system, the various components of which were distributed around the car, with four fuel cells positioned near the wheels. The result is that the space for passengers is much more generous - in proportion to the total volume of the car- without detracting from the sporty line with its relaxed, elegant profile which is sleek, tapered and aerodynamic (Cd = 0,27). The modular nature of the fuel cells, combined with the batteries and a sophisticated overall architecture (developed by PI Shurlok), allows for modular use of the available power depending on driving conditions.
The important role played by electronics in the Pininfarina Sintesi Concept is also evident in the design of the interior and the lights. Inside, the fascia symbolizes the flow of information in which the car moves. Created as a single semi-transparent piece by Materialise, its shape disseminates the information around the passenger compartment thanks to the intuitive use of colour and lights.
The lights become focal points through which the car dialogues with its environment. In addition to the innovative LED system supplied by Osram, which made it possible to create a simple, strong shape that underlines the car's central axis, the headlights also incorporate the tele-cameras and the proximity radar system.
wallpaper of the Pininfarina Sintesi Concept 2008