Pininfarina BattistaMarch 5, 2019
The Pininfarina Battista is a pure-electric luxury hyper GT combining 1,900hp, 1696lb ft of torque from four electric motors, 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds, zero emissions and a 280 mile range. No more than 150 will ever be built.
The Battista will set new performance landmarks for a road-legal car and forms the core of Automobili Pininfarina’s sustainable automotive strategy that will be strengthened at Rosberg’s GREENTECH FESTIVAL in Berlin in May. Automobili Pininfarina has been invited to host the Battista’s German launch at the 2019 GREENTECH FESTIVAL and celebrate a mutual ambition between the two organisations to promote the rapid development of green technologies, accelerate a positive change in car ownership and excite people about electric motoring.
Three all-electric Battistas received their public world premieres on the Automobili Pininfarina and Pininfarina SpA stands at the Geneva Motor Show. Design Director Luca Borgogno underlined a unified purity of purpose for the car: to be the world’s most desirable electric car.
The Battista reveal was accompanied by Automobili Pininfarina’s closest collaborators, Pininfarina SpA, Mahindra Racing, Rimac Automobili and Pirelli SpA.
• Pininfarina SpA has designed the Battista and will hand-build the luxury hyper GT in Italy at its famous Cambiano headquarters, with the first Battista arriving during the Carrozzeria’s 90th
• Mahindra Racing currently leads the Formula E Team and Drivers’ Championships and has contributed vital engineering expertise in electric performance generated over five years in Formula E.
• Rimac Automobili will adapt its world-beating battery technology to the demands and desires of the connoisseurs and collectors who will take ownership of the Battista.
• Pirelli SpA is developing a tyre programme to ensure the Battista’s full power can be appreciated as much as its Pininfarina design, with the Battista show cars featuring bespoke Pirelli 21-inch tyres on dramatic new unique rims.
In hosting the powertrain of the future in an elegant yet functionally efficient carbon fibre body and chassis featuring double wishbone coil over suspension, the Battista will shatter traditional performance targets set by machinery powered by any internal combustion engine. Yet it will do this with a focus on luxury and drivability that offers a targeted 450-kilometre range and a level of comfort and connectivity that will tempt owners to take to the roads more than the track.
In redefining electric vehicle dynamics in a Pininfarina-badged car, the Battista has the distinct potential to become an instant collector’s item, particularly as no more than 150 will ever be built.