Pininfarina's H2 Speed Concept sees limited production run

Pininfarina's H2 Speed Concept sees limited production run image

Text: / Photos: Pininfarina | posted August 31, 2016 13:45

Limited production of hydrogen-powered concept pushed by Mahindra

Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor show, Italian design house Pininfarina presented the H2 Speed Concept at Pebble Beach once again – but this time with a catch. Apparently, the H2 Speed will not remain as concept for long as Pininfarina’s current owner, the Mahindra Group takes interest in building their own vehicle with this concept.

While Pininfarina CEO Silvio Pietro Angori confirmed this at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance, he further stated that the Mahindra Group plans to produce only a limited number of 10 units of the hydrogen fuel concept car.

Rear quarter of the Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept

The hydrogen-powered concept is based on Pininfarina's 1969 Sigma Formula One concept car which boasted the latest safety technology at the time. The difference of the H2 concept car to the production model will be the fact that it will be built on a Le Mans Prototype 2 racing chassis homologated for Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) competition.

Apart from this, it will also feature a powertrain with a pair of electric motors producing a total output of 510 ps to its rear wheels. Meanwhile, the rest of the H2’s running gear comes from GreenGT, a European proactive independent maker of green powertrains.

The H2 and Sigma concepts

By early next year, it is expected that the working prototype will be done and its production models will be released in late 2018 or early 2019.