The Pininfarina Battista has recently been revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The all-electric phenom is set to be the most powerful car ever built in Italy once it launches in 2020. The Battista is set to display:
Two statistics make this car near-unbelievable:
1. It goes 0-100km/h in under two seconds (as fast as a typical F1 car which does around 1.7-2.0 seconds).
2. It produces 1,874 horsepower.
But the perks certainly don’t end there. The EV hypercar also hits 0-300km/h in less than 12 seconds and has a top speed of 350 km/h. Hot. Damn.
For all those who are environmentally minded, the Battista has a zero-emissions range of up to 450km.
2020 will mark the design house’s 90th anniversary and, quite fittingly, a celebration was in order. Pininfarina decided that its vehicle should be named after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, the founder of the company.
The monocoque chassis carries a T-shape 120kW/h battery pack and there are four motors – one for each wheel to ensure the highest level of performance for all four wheels of the car. The suspension can be electronically adjusted and for some further bespoke experience, Pininfarina has included a customisable sound experience, from a quiet creeping to a roaring sprint. The company has guaranteed that these sounds will be genuine and a result of the vehicle’s hardware, as opposed to ‘artificial sounds’.
The design is a result of previous Pininfarina visual triumphs such as the Cisitalia 202, Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale, and Ferrari Modulo. This contemporary result is nothing terribly braggadocious but is unmistakeably futuristic. Obviously, it’s always up to personal taste but the design should be fairly agreeable to most customers. Read more about the official release here.