In pictures: Automobili Pininfarina unveiled $2.2m Battista all-electric hypercar
It is the first production model made by the design brand and, with 1,900 horsepower and a top speed of 250mph, the fastest and most powerful Italian supercar ever made. The first partners in Asia and the Middle East have also been confirmed for Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Saudi Arabia as part of a combined network that will also receive a maximum of 50 cars.
Automobili Pininfarina has unveiled its first hypercar, the Battista. Only 150 Pininfarina Battistas will be made. Half have already sold. The car has 1,900 horsepower, by far a record for an Italian vehicle. In the cockpit, buttons, dials, and gauges have been replaced by screens. The range on the Battista is more than 275 miles on one charge. The time needed for a full charge varies depending on the electrical outlet, but at maximum voltage, 40 minutes of charging will get the battery 80 percent full. The car’s dual rear wings can act as an air brake. The headlights are connected by a strip of LEDs. Pirelli P Zero tires and 21-inch wheels come standard. Top speed in the Battista is 250 mph. Each Battista is expected to be totally unique in color scheme and trim options. The doors on the Battista open like butterfly wings. The plug for charging is positioned to help prevent scratching on the sides. Deliveries begin next year. The car is named after Battista “Pinin” Farina, the Italian automobile designer and founder of the original Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company in 1930.