Battista, the world’s first luxury electric hyper performance GT and the first solely Pininfarina-badged car made its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019.
When it arrives in 2020, the Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package.
Based on the design principle of form and function in harmony as seen in classic Pininfarina cars such as the Cisitalia 202 of 1947 and more than 100 Ferraris, the Pininfarina Battista’s place in automotive history is defined by its name.
It is the first in a range of purely electric, zero-emissions, luxury cars solely branded Pininfarina, delivering on a long-held family dream that has been carried by founder, Battista, his son Sergio, and his grandson, the current Pininfarina SpA Chairman, Paolo.
The Battista is the hypercar of the future, inspired by a legendary past. It combines true inspiration and innovation in its technical achievement and emotional appeal. Electrification unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, whilst a passion and respect for automotive history defines its look and feel.
The Battista will arrive next year having been developed through the expertise and inspiration of a team that have been integral to the launches of cars such as the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, Ferrari Sergio, Lamborghini Urus, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG-Project One, Pagani Zonda and Porsche Mission E.
The resulting hypercar will appeal to the world’s automotive connoisseurs from a technical and aesthetic standpoint, and also because of its rarity. No more than 150 Battistas will be hand-crafted in Italy and allocated equally between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia. Customer service will be delivered through some of the world’s best luxury car retail specialists, from Los Angeles to London to Tokyo. Plans are in place for the opportunity to fully personalise each car at Pininfarina SpA’s Cambiano headquarters.
The Battista will set new standards in performance and desirability for an electric car. It will be the first poster car for the EV-generation and the halo model for a range of luxury electric cars from Automobili Pininfarina.
The estimation of performance figures released by the company look impressive. It has a range of upto 450 kms., with a top speed of 350 km/h, and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in under 2.0 secs. Acceleration from 0-300 km/h takes under 12.0 secs. and peak power output is 1,900 hp (1,400 kW), with maximum torque of upto 2,300 Nm.
Battista is a full-carbon fibre monocoque with carbon fibre body panels and an all-wheel-drive with torque vectoring function, featuring 5 different drive modes.