Pininfarina launches a 'passionate' version of the Zetor tractor
Italian design studio Pininfarina has launched a tractor that takes its cues from sport cars to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Czech agricultural machinery manufacturer Zetor.
Pininfarina designed the Zetor tractor with a forward-leaning and sloped front end, a feature often added to sports cars to suggest high-speed performance.
"It is a tractor with brand new styling that expresses the strength and durability of Zetor machines in a way that also communicates emotion and passion," said Pininfarina's design chief Fabio Filippini.
Casing covers the tractor's mechanical components, forming a durable body that is integral to its overall strength.
The vehicle's side panels can be easily removed for essential maintenance work, while acting as a protective cover. Each panel was shaped to hint at the world of competitive motor racing.
Prominent cooling vents serve to prevent the engine from overheating and, like many sports cars, also suggest the tractor's performance credentials.
The two-tone colour scheme distinguishes between functional areas of the vehicle. The dark colour indicates technical components while the rest is coloured red.
Coachbuilding firm Pininfarina, founded 85 years ago, has worked for many prestigious automotive brands, including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Maserati.