Ferarri Pinin

Ferarri Pinin

About this Quattro-Porte:

1980 Ferarri Pinin
Photograph by Michael Ward – Auto Italia Magazine http://www.auto-italia.co.uk

The first Ferrari four-door saloon has always remained a one-off prototype and until now Ferrari never produced a real four-door saloon (exept for the 456 Venice series Sedan) in their entire history. Initiated by Sergio Pininfarina himself to celebrate the Design Studio’s 50th Anniversary and launched in 1980 at the Turin Motor Show. With this Pinin concept car Pininfarina wanted to encourage Enzo Ferrari to take the step into the profitable 4-door luxury market to compete with the likes of the Maserati Quattroporte, the Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 and the famous English brands. Although Enzo Ferrari seemed to like the car and the idea, he didn’t trust the car’s quality to compete with the well-known brands that had years of experienced in this field. Enzo’s reasoning was that a lower quality level and production errors were more likely to be accepted in 2-door sports cars than in luxurious 4-door sport saloons. Therefore the car never made it into production and remained a non-running concept car until 2010, when it was sold on an auction to a new owner that mated it to the intended engine and gear box!

Technical specification Ferrari Pinin:

    1. Engine: Ferrari Flat-12 (mock-up at launch, later a 4.9 Liter Flat-12)
    1. Transmission: 5-speed manual (shell at launch, later a 400GT transmission)
    1. Power: 360 HP
    1. Wheelbase: 274.6 cm (108.1 in)
    1. Length: 482.1 cm (189.8 in)
    1. Width: 181.6 cm (71.5 in)
    1. Height: 130.8 cm (51.5 in)
    1. Weight: approx. 1,800 kg (3,968 lb)
    1. Top speed: approx. 250 KM/h (155 MPH)
    1. 0-100 KM/h: approx. 6 seconds
    1. Production number: 1 prototype
    1. Designer: Leonardo Fioravanti (Pinifarina)
  • 2 Comments

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      [...] clear. Probably because it didn’t fit in Lamborghini’s strategy (same as for the Ferrari Pinin 2 years later). Pietro Frua was a bit disappointed because he wanted to build this beautiful four [...]

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      [...] clear. Probably because it didn’t fit in Lamborghini’s strategy (same as for the Ferrari Pinin 2 years later). Pietro Frua was a bit disappointed because he wanted to build this beautiful four [...]

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