Giancarlo Perini

Giancarlo
Perini
Correspondent,
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Giancarlo covers the European auto industry from his base in Turin, Italy.

Articles
EV Shows Veteran Designer Giugiaro Still Energetic
The Giugiaros established GFG Style after leaving the Italdesign studio and were not commissioned by any automaker to design and engineer the Sybilla, although with Envision’s involvement the EV is meant to be incorporated into the electrical grid.
Pininfarina Creates Design For Chinese Startup’s EV
The ʼ18 HK GT, a 2-door, 4-seat coupe, is the fourth concept car conceived by the Italian design studio for Hybrid Kinetic Group, a startup high-tech brand based in Hong Kong.
Italian Startup Revives Limited-Edition Stratos
Manifattura Automobili Torino founder and owner Paolo Garella says he has received four firm orders for the New Stratos so far and is confident the portfolio soon will reach the 25-unit limit he has set for the lot.
MIT, Lamborghini Show Way Toward Electric Supercar
The transatlantic association of the two advanced academic and industrial-technology hubs is investigating and experimenting in five areas: energy storage, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design and emotion.
Veil to Lift on BMW 8-Series Coupe
The new model will underpin BMW’s “claim to leadership in the luxury segment,” the automaker’s top executive says, promising the car will be a “true luxury sports coupe.”
2017 Geneva Auto Show: Shots From the Floor
World debuts, concept cars and new models populate the floor of the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
Coachbuilders Ready to Wow Crowds at Geneva Show 1
The Italdesign supercar is said to have much in common with the Audi R8/Lamborghini Huracan and reflects the design vision and language of Filippo Perini, who moved to the fledgling automaker from parent company Lamborghini.
Italdesign-Badged Supercar Bound for Geneva Show
The 2-seater is not a traditional concept or show car but is a street-legal supercar with European type approval. No more than five will be built.
Handmade Roadsters Mark Ferrari’s 50 Years in Japan
The Italian automaker is building only 10 units of the 2-seat, 690-hp roadster. All have been sold for an estimated $2.5 million and $3 million, with deliveries beginning later this year.
SUV From China’s SEM Infused With Pininfarina Design
Seeking to appeal to younger Chinese customers, SEM and Pininfarina opted for a strong design inspired by German and Korean competitors and meant to express power and momentum.
Stelvio CUV Next Up in Alfa’s Revival Effort
The Stelvio shares its platform with the Giulia and will offer diesel and gasoline engines ranging in output from 134 hp to 503 hp.
2016 Paris Auto Show Shots From the Floor
Key models and more from this year's motor show.
Chinese Electric Supercar Has Italian Design Flavor
A microturbine sharing its driveshaft with a generator produces 36 kW of electricity, with 30 kW channeled to a battery pack comprising 2,376 lithium-manganese-oxide cells that directly powers six electric motors.
Pininfarina Fuel-Cell Concept Runs in Fast Company
Pininfarina introduces the hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered H2 SPEED Concept, a high-performance GT vehicle designed and engineered for “fun on the track." It’s a sports car for buyers for whom environmental awareness and social acceptance is an issue.
Geneva Kicks Off New Business Model for Italdesign
A new show car, the first for Italdesign since the recent departure of founder Giorgetto Giugiaro, marks a return to the “ideas-for-sale” approach upon which the one-time independent design house was founded.
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