The new electric hypercar designed and hand-built by Pininfarina for Automobili Pininfarina
Pininfarina’s excellence in the design and crafting of exclusive cars finds a new expression in the Battista, the electric hypercar launched by Automobili Pininfarina, the new sustainable luxury car brand controlled by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Named after Battista “Pinin” Farina, founder of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, which he started in 1930, the Battista represents the best possible application of Pininfarina’s ability to offer turnkey projects. The car was designed in the style centre of Cambiano, Turin, by the team led by Carlo Bonzanigo, and will be hand-built in very limited numbers, again at the Pininfarina atelier.
“This is genuinely a dream come true – says Chairman Paolo Pininfarina. – 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.”
Designed to be the world’s first luxury electric hyper performance GT, the Battista’s carbon fibre bodywork hides extreme levels of technology and functional design. Power and torque equate to 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm, providing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds, all with a potential zero-emissions range of up to 450 kilometres.