Pininfarina is one the world’s most famous design houses. They got their start coachbuilding cars in the 1930s and eventually partnered with Ferrari in 1951, sparking a long lasting relationship between the two Italian companies. Just recently Ferrari moved its design practice in-house, but Pininfarina is still alive and well designing everything from drink vending machines to yachts.
Most recently, Pininfarina designed a tractor for Zetor, a Czech-based manufacturer of tractors and other farm equipment. The concept tractor was show at the the Agritechnica fair in Hannover, Germany and is an indication of what all future tractors from Zetor will look like. This is a good thing, because in our opinion, the Zetor by Pininfarina is easily one of the sexiest tractors we’ve laid eyes on.
Zetor says Pininfarina’s pen has given the company a “more intense, emotional,” design language that combines sensual lines with the practicality necessary for good field machinery. The front end gradually tilts forward, representing the “grace of movements,” and the carefully shaped side panels hint at the “world of competitive motoring.” The two-tone paint scheme, meanwhile, represents the distinction between style and practicality. The black bits are all technical components, while the red is reserved to styling features.
“The values Pininfarina shares with ZETOR include constant innovation,” Fabio Filippini, Chief Creative Officer at Pininfarina said in a statement. “This approach has enabled Pininfarina to express its creativity in a better way. We are very proud of the first result of our collaboration. 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.”