The Pininfarina Battista always sought to break new ground in the automotive world when it arrived in 2020. Named after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, who founded the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company in 1930, the all-electric hyper GT was designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA under the watchful eye of Paolo Pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current Pininfarina SpA Chairman.
The Battista is currently the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and produced in Italy and has now smashed the 0-100 km/h sprint record.
During testing at the Dubai Autodrome, the Battista broke the record in the 0-100 km/h and 200 km/h sprints, showing just how extraordinary its electric powertrain is. The Battista managed to sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in just 1.79 seconds. And not just that, it also brakes just as well as it accelerates, so much so that the Battista also set a record for the fastest-braking EV ever made, coming to a complete stop from 100 km/h in just 31 meters.
The Rimac-sourced electric motors of the Pininfarina Batista combine to produce an extraordinary 1,417 kW of power and staggering 2,300 N.m of torque. What makes the Battista more impressive is that it can travel up to 476 km on a single charge, although this falls dramatically when repeatedly launching the hypercar. The weight distribution of the T-shaped 120 kWh battery pack is configured to optimize the Battista’s dynamic potential, with 4 motors independently distributing torque and power to each wheel, delivering all the benefits of modern torque vectoring. Cooling circuits and systems are based on 5 radiators.
Each Pininfarina Battista is the result of more than 1,250 hours of skilled craftsmanship in Cambiano, Italy, where no more than 150 examples will be produced. With a total of 128 million possible interior combinations alone, the new hyper GT promises new levels of bespoke tailoring. Clients can choose from near-unlimited levels of interior color schemes and finishes, in addition to the exterior color combinations with bespoke detailing and exclusive aluminium exterior jewellery as well as alloy wheel designs.
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