The renowned Italian design studio Pininfarina has presented its new brainchild – the Teorema concept car. The company says that they developed the car exclusively on computers and using augmented reality, that is, bypassing the stages of sketching on paper and making physical models, which are rare in the work of automotive designers.
Pininfarina Teorema has a wedge-shaped profile, spherical glazing without pillars and recalls some works of Pininfarina of the distant past – for example, in the vents behind the seats, you can read a reference to the Ferrari P6 Berlinetta Speciale Pininfarina of 1968. In the images, it seems that the Teorema is a small car, in fact it is very large – the overall length here is 5.5 meters, which is comparable to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class stretch sedan. At the same time, Teorema is comparable in height to sports cars – only 1.4 meters.
The body of the concept is said to have been carefully designed in terms of streamlining, and in Pininfarina’s own wind tunnel. The salon is arranged in an unusual way – according to the 1 + 2 + 2 scheme, that is, the driver sits in the center, and the passengers – in “twos” behind. As conceived by the developers, Teorema is equipped with a full autopilot system, but the machine can be controlled independently. In automatic driving mode, the steering wheel retracts into the dashboard and the driver can turn towards the passengers.
Specifications for Pininfarina Teorema were not reported. However, it is clarified that the machine rests on a chassis with a tubular supporting structure with a purely electric power plant. This platform was developed by the German company Benteler, a well-known manufacturer of auto components. The seats for the driver and passengers were made by Poltrona Frau, an Italian manufacturer of luxury furniture. American Continental has developed front panel buttons for Teorema, each of them has an individual configuration (so it is easier to recognize them blindly). Teorema is not planned for production. This is a pure demonstration of how the executive car of the future sees Pininfarina.