Sintesi blends Birdcage supercar and Nido runabout
29 January 2008

Pininfarina has released the first drawing of its 2008 Geneva motor show concept, the Sintesi.The Italian styling house's standard PR puff describes the Sintesi as "a synthesis of beauty, sportiness and functionality" and says that the car will combine elements of the last two Pininfarina's prototypes, the Birdcage 75th and Nido. The former was an out-and-out supercar; the latter was a semi-modular city vehicle designed to test manufacturing and safety improvements. Judging by this image, the Sintesi is 80 per cent Birdcage and 20 per cent Nido...Pininfarina has not released any mechanical details on the Sintesi, but given its PR claims and the fact that it's already committed to build its own electric car by the end of this year, it would be a surprise if it didn't contain batteries, either as the sole source of power or as part of a hybrid system.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Ford Mustang
    First Drive
    24 March 2018
    Sixth-generation Mustang gets a leaner face, revised suspension, improved safety equipment and a more power V8. We see how it fares on southern French roads
  • First Drive
    23 March 2018
    Fully-loaded, big-hitting diesel CLS shows the potential perils of ticking too many options boxes on your order form. A good car with a bad suspension combination.
  • BMW M5
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    Super saloon deploys four-wheel drive to improve every facet of its driving experience. Faster and more capable than any, and more exciting than most, of its celebrated predecessors
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    More power and an intoxicating soundtrack have breathed new life into our love affair with the biggest, baddest Range Rover Sport variant
  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim