Pininfarina's zero-emission H2 Speed could be built for the right price
|Luca Ciferri is Editor of Automotive News Europe.|
If a one-off, tailor-made supercar created by an Italian coachbuilder isn't enough, Pininfarina is proposing something on a totally different level: the fastest zero-emission sports car available anywhere.
The H2 Speed Concept shown at the Geneva auto show previews a track-only supercar car powered by hydrogen that combines a top speed of 290kph (180mph) and acceleration of 0-62mph (0-100kph) in a mere 3.4 seconds with emissions consisting of just steam, as with all fuel cell-powered vehicles.
The Italian design and engineering company, bought late last year by Indian industrial conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, estimates there are 300 to 350 individuals ready to pay millions (euros or dollars, for them it does not matter), to secure a truly exclusive sports car.
"We think that the H2 Speed project could be feasible building about 10 units," Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori said.
The price, not set yet, will depend from the number of units built, but will start in the millions.
An eventual production Pininfarina H2 Speed aims more at track enthusiasts who participate in programs like the Ferrari FXX, where the price paid provides access to one of these track-only supercars in track events organized and managed by Ferrari.
"There are a number of wealthy people who work in the Silicon Valley, drive a Tesla electric car in their daily commute and could be attracted by having a true zero-emission supercar like the H2 Speed," Angori said.
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