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News / 12-13-18

The Pininfarina ‘Battista’ will be Italy’s most powerful hypercar

Will come with 1,900 BHP and 1,696 ft-lb of torque


By Eric Tipan

 

Automobili Pininfarina has announced that their most powerful vehicle, an electric luxury hypercar, will be called ‘Battista’, after the company’s founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina.

With an output of 1,900 bhp and 1,696 ft-lb of torque, which allows it to go from 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds, – faster than a Formula 1 car – it will also be the most powerful Italian vehicle.

Its exterior will be made of carbon fiber and it will have a range of 480+ kilometers with zero emissions.

It will be hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA under the watchful eye of Paulo Pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current Pininfarina SpA Chairman and will be the automaker’s first-ever electric vehicle.

The official reveal will happen at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019.

“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. 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,” said Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina SpA.

Only 150 Battistas will be made and it is estimated to be priced between US$ 2 million and US$ 2.5 million.

50 units are currently allocated to the USA, 50 to Europe and 50 to the Middle East and Asia.