Today, Automobili Pininfarina has revealed its new electric hypercar, the Battista at the Turin Auto Show.
Showcased in what they call Blu Iconica, the Battista is still pre-production and undergoing additional simulation testing through the summer which involves further wind tunnel and track development with the guidance of ex-Formula 1 and Formula E racer, Nick Heidfeld, who just happens to be Automobili Pininfarina’s Chief Development Driver.
The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors (one at each wheel), that combine to produce a targeted 1,900 hp (1,696 lb/ft) torque, launching a new generation of hypercar as both a hyper performance and an eminently driveable luxury car.
Aiming for a sprint to 100 km/h in less than two seconds, with a single-charge range targeting 450 kilometres, the Battista represents a new reality for electric car desirability.
Luca Borgogno, Design Director, Automobili Pininfarina, said: “It is incredibly exciting to be presenting the Battista in Turin and near to its home in Cambiano. Since its debut at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, the Battista has stunned audiences all around the world with its beauty and purity of design. I am pleased to be presenting it with these latest masterstrokes that make the form of the car even more beautiful and elegant, and true to Pininfarina’s design principles.”
Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina S.p.A, said: “We are really proud of the Battista and very happy to see the car at our home auto show in Turin. The design teams at Pininfarina and Automobili Pininfarina worked hard together to present a work of art at Geneva this year. But we never stop aiming for perfection in car design, so are pleased to be able to add design details to the front surfaces that, I believe, reinforce the Battista’s elegance and beauty.”
When production begins, Automobili Pininfarina is looking to hand-build a maximum 150 of these incredible machines in Cambiano, Italy.
Just 50 Battistas are estimated to be available in Europe, 50 in North America and 50 in the Middle East and Asia markets, with the €2m hypercar available to order through a small network of specialist luxury car and hypercar retailers. Potential customers are invited to apply to own a Battista now using an online service within the company’s website: Apply Now.