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Croatia's Rimac to supply EV technology to Automobili Pininfarina under 80 mln euro deal

Croatia's Rimac to supply EV technology to Automobili Pininfarina under 80 mln euro deal Rimac Concept_2

ZAGREB (Croatia), September 28 (SeeNews) - Croatia's Rimac Automobili said on Friday it will provide Automobili Pininfarina with battery and drivetrain expertise, software and hardware, as it takes on the development of its electric hypercar, the PF0, under an 80 million euro ($92.7 million) contract.

The contract marks a significant step for both parties as Automobili Pininfarina secures an innovative, successful and highly proficient technical partner, whilst Rimac partners with an iconic brand and secures their first full-system series production automotive supply contract, Rimac Automobili said in a statement on its website.

"We are very excited about this challenge. Combining Rimac values – technology, innovation and performance with the heritage, history and Italian design of Automobili Pininfarina makes a perfect synergy for an exciting new hypercar – the PF0.  This partnership is a big milestone for both companies and we are looking forward to bringing this incredible machine to life together," Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac, is quoted saying.

With the 2018 launch of Rimac’s next generation, the C_Two, a hypercar at the pinnacle of technology, Rimac is recognised as a small-volume high-performance vehicle manufacturer. 

However, their extensive know-how in high-performance electric vehicle development, positions them as a key technology supplier to many industry partners including Porsche, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Renault, CUPRA, and now, Automobili Pininfarina.

Automobili Pininfarina, owned by the Mahindra Group, was launched in April 2018 with the mission to produce luxury electric hypercars. The first Pininfarina-branded stand-alone car – codename PF0 – will be revealed in 2019.

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