In Italy, in honor of the 90th anniversary of the bodywork studio, Pininfarina has released an official postage stamp depicting the unique 1970 Modulo concept car. Reported by press service of the company.
The design of the new brand was created by Pininfarina specialists, and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development launched it. A total of 400 thousand stamps will be printed at a cost of 1.1 euros (100 rubles at the current exchange rate).
“Automotive design entered the fascinating world of philately, resulting in a miniature work of art. The issue of this postage stamp is a wonderful gift for our anniversary. We are very proud that after 90 years since its foundation, the Pininfarina company continues to remain in the mass consciousness of people as an icon of Italian style, ”said Paolo Pininfarina, head of the body shop.
As for the Modulo concept car, it premiered in the spring of 1970 at the Geneva Motor Show. A young designer Paolo Martin worked on the concept of the car, under whose leadership the appearance of many iconic models of BMW, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, Fiat, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Rolls-Royce was later created.
Built on the chassis of the Ferrari 512S race car, the Pininfarina Modulo features a very low wedge-shaped body with a large degree of glazing. A transparent dome acted as a door, which was moved forward with the help of a special mechanism, providing access to the salon.
The light rear-engined supercar was equipped with a five-liter V12 engine with 550 hp, working in conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission. The car is capable of gaining a “hundred” in about 3 seconds, and its maximum speed exceeded 350 km per hour. In total, Pininfarina Modulo has won 22 automotive design awards in its half-century history.