The new Pendolini currently being built for Trenitalia and Cisalpino represent a major development of the earlier versions, with significant advances in design, safety, and route availability.
On 22 June 2005, at the Guigiaro Design showroom, the president and managing director of FS, Elio Catania, the president of Italdesign-Giugiaro, Giorgetto Giugiaro, the managing director of ALSTOM Ferroviaria, Emilio Gallocchio, and the managing director of Trenitalia, Roberto Testore, unveiled a life-size model of an end car of the new Pendolino.
The new Pendolini form an important stage in the Trenitalia fleet modernisation programme. Compared with earlier versions, they feature radically streamlined front ends and deeper windows, offering passengers a better view of the landscape. The mock-up carries Trenitalia’a latest livery for high speed trains.