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Faster than an F1 car! Pininfarina's new electric hypercar will be called the Battista

2018-12-11 11:56
Battista supercar

Image: Newspress

Automobili Pininfarina announced that the name of the first car in its luxury electric vehicle portfolio will be the Battista.

Named after Battista 'Pinin' Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company that he started in 1930, the all-electric hypercar will be designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA under the watchful eye of Paulo Pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current Pininfarina SpA Chairman.

'A dream come true'

Paolo Pininfarina shook hands with Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina and Anand Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra Group Chairman, to confirm that the limited-edition hypercar would take his grandfather’s name and be the fastest and most powerful car ever designed and produced in Italy.

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"This is genuinely a dream come true. My grandfather always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars," says Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina SpA.

"This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technological innovation and of course elegant styling. For me, we simply had to call it Battista. His dream becomes reality today as we link our glorious past with the future of motoring," he added.

Faster than a F1 car

In aiming to be the world’s first fully-electric luxury hypercar, extreme levels of technology and functional design lie beneath the Battista’s carbon fibre exterior, supporting the delivery of staggering performance for a road car.

Battista supercar

                                                                               Image: Newspress

Power and torque equate to 1397kW and 2300Nm respectively, meaning the Battista has the potential to accelerate to 0-100km/h in less than two seconds, faster than a Formula 1 car, and break the 400km/h top speed barrier – all with a potential zero emissions range of over 482km.

Automobili Pininfarina has made a series of announcements in recent weeks that underpin its ambitions to be the world’s most innovative, sustainable and desirable wholly-electric luxury performance car brand at launch in 2020.

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