Pininfarina and HKG introduce their HK GT Concept


Pininfarina and the Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) are showing the electric-powered coupé HK GT Concept on display at the Geneva Motor Show. It is the fourth electric car concept to come out of the joint venture.

The model features two wing doors and a micro-turbine generator to extend its range. A rather small battery with a capacity of 38 kWh allows an electric range of 160 km, but thanks to the range extender the HK GT reachs up to 1.000 km, according to the manufacturer. The 2+2 model is said to provide 800 kW, to reach a top speed of 350 km/h and to speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds.

After the previous successes of the H600 limousine, and the SUVs K550 and K750, the HK GT will feature some of the same proven technology, but in a far more racy design. It’s based on a reinterpretation of a classic GT concept, using the Italian design style, which HKG is hoping will further refine their identity and open the door to large scale production.

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The cars will be constructed in China, after the initial bid by HKG to build a production facility in Alabama was shut down in 2011. Pininfarina, which is controlled by Indian firm Mahindra, stated last year that the cooperation was worth around 65 million euros.

Meanwhile, Pininfarina confirmed that its fuel cell race car H2 Speed Concept, first introduced in 2016, is going to enter production. However, the edition is limited to not more than 12 units that will roll off the lines. (PDF), (H2 Speed)


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