Automobili Pininfarina today unveiled Pininfarina Battista, the world’s first luxury electric hyper performance GT, at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. The Battista is the first solely Pininfarina-badged car that is said to deliver unprecedented performance and a new target of zero emissions with extreme power. The Battista, when launched in 2020 will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy, delivering a level of performance unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology.
The Battista is claimed to be faster than a current Formula 1 race car with its 0-100 km/h sprint in less than 2 seconds. The car has a power rating of 1,900 hp, and 2,300 Nm of torque, combining extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package. The car is equipped with a 120 kWh Li-ion battery pack that has a claimed range of 450 km on a single charge. 2020 is also the 90th anniversary of the legendary Pininfarina SpA design house, for which the company has utilised a design principle of form and function in harmony as seen in classic Pininfarina cars.
The Pininfarina Battista is the first in a range of purely electric, zero-emissions, luxury cars. This hypercar is said to appeal to the world’s automotive connoisseurs from a technical and aesthetic standpoint, and also because of its rarity. A limited run of 150 Battista hypercars will be hand-built in Italy and allocated equally between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia. Plans are in place for the opportunity to fully personalise each car at Pininfarina SpA’s Cambiano headquarters, the company noted.
Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina, said this is the most authentic and exciting automotive story imaginable, as 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, he added. Perschke further said electrification unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, whilst a passion and respect for automotive history will define how this landmark car looks and feels. The company aims for the Battista to be a future classic and automotive icon, writing its own page in automotive history books, he noted.