Weeks before its full reveal at the 2018 Geneva Motor show, an image of the Pininfarina HK GT has been released. The all-electric grand tourer will be the product of a collaboration between the renowned Italian design house, Pininfarina and the Hybrid Kinetic Group.
The teaser image offers a glimpse at the top half of the car, and confirms the concept will be a 2-door coupe with just two vertical shut lines visible as opposed to three, which would indicate the presence of a second set of doors. Also worth noting is the slim extension piece, mounted near the bottom of the A-pillar, which looks to have a rear-facing camera recessed into it. This feature – which replaces a traditional door mirror – could point to towards the importance of aerodynamics in the design brief.
Pininfarina is a household automotive name, largely thanks to its historic relationship with Ferrari, the (HKG) Hybrid Kinetic Group is not, however. Based in Hong Kong, the firm specialises in the development and manufacturing of ‘clean energy vehicles’ and their core components, including batteries, electric motors and their respective control systems.
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It’s safe to assume the two parties’ roles in the project: Pininfarina will handle the aesthetics – making use of its own wind tunnel – and HKG will engineer the powertrain. According to Pininfarina the HK GT will be a ‘masterpiece combining stylistic research with environmental sustainability’.
No details have been revealed regarding prices or specifications for the HK GT, or if it’ll even make full production. We’ll wait to find out more at the 2018 Geneva motor show.
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