Automobile Pininfarina, the luxury electric vehicles brand owned by Mahindra Group, recently lifted the wraps off its latest offering Battista at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This electric hypercar is touted to be quicker than a current Formula race car and claims to do a sprint of 100kmph from standstill in under 2 seconds.
Pininfarina Battista Electric Hypercar
When it finally makes its foray in 2020, the Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed. To be built in Italy, this car is not only faster than a Formula 1 car, thanks to its potential of accelerating to 100kmph in less than two seconds, but it can also break the 402kmph mark top speed barrier, all with a potential zero emissions range of over 483kms, according to what the company claims.
The company went on to say that it will deliver a level of performance that will surpass that of any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology.
As affirmed by Michael Perschke, the CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, this is the most authentic and exciting automotive story imaginable. He added that electrification unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, while the looks and feel of the car will be defined by a passion and respect for automotive history. Their aim is to elevate Battista to be a future classic and automotive icon, which will find its own place in the pages of automotive history books. No more than 150 Battistas will be handcrafted in Italy and allocated equally between the regions of North America, Europe, and Middle East/Asia.
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Company officials have also confirmed that customer service will be delivered through some of the world’s best luxury car retail specialists, from Los Angeles to London to Tokyo.
The Turin-based company has named the model after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company that he initiated in 1930. The all-electric hypercar is designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA.
Based out of Europe, Automobile Pininfarina brings together its automotive design prowess and Mahindra’s growing electric vehicle (EV) expertise, gained from participation in the Formula E electric racing car championship.
The Mahindra Group has acquired Pininfarina in late 2015 for an overall outgo of over EUR 50 million following months of negotiations.
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