Also, expensive as hell.Hey, Pininfarina hasn't limited their fail to cars. We have Pininfarina-designed trams in Boston, which are pretty ghastly:
One hundred low-floor cars were purchased from the Italian vendor AnsaldoBreda (Breda), with styling by Pininfarina. These have proven to be problematic and difficult to maintain. The first cars delivered failed every 400 miles (640 km), far less than the 9,000 miles (14,500 km) specified by the MBTA, and were prone to derailments. The MBTA has been forced to spend an additional US$9.5 million to modify tracks to prevent the derailment problems, echoing early problems with the Boeing stock. The MBTA has been criticized for their failure to assess Breda's reliability before entering into the deal and during the delivery of the vehicles.
The De Tomaso Deauville concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show to mostly disappointed reactions. Even if it wasn't a re-dressed Cadillac SRX, it would be tough for anything to live up to the spectacular and long-running Pantera that DeTomaso is most commonly known for.
If you're concerned that the new De Tomaso will descend the rat hole of unattractive milquetoast cars, fear not! The Pantera will be back. According to Pistonheads, De Tomaso will bring a new Pantera to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. No further details are forthcoming, but it's a glimmer of hope for enthusiasts.
Weeeee! We also have trams from Breda (Sirio), styled by Pininfarina! They're shit! Only 28 of 40 are working at all. 12 trams are broken, waiting for months for parts that never arrive from Italy. And guess what! The city bought 25 more! In the future, they're thinking of spending three billion SEK on 125 more.Also, expensive as hell.