Pininfarina unveils world’s high performance electric car Battista
When it arrives in 2020, the Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy. Automobili Pininfarina, owned by India’s Mahindra group, has unveiled the world's first luxury electric hyper performance car Battista. With 1900 BHP and 2300 NM of torque, this electric car can go from 0-100 kmph in under two seconds, 0-300 kmph in less than 12 seconds with a top speed of 350 kmph, making it faster than a Formula 1 car.
The Battista sports a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and a carbon fibre body. The weight distribution of the T-shaped 120 kWh battery pack is configured to optimise the Battista's dynamic potential, with four motors independently distributing torque and power to each wheel, delivering all the benefits of modern torque vectoring. Powering the motors is a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that gives the car a a potential zero-emissions range of up to 450 kilometres.
According to the company, there will be a limited roll out of 150 units of the cars which will be handcrafted in Italy and allocated equally among the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia. Customer service will be delivered through some of the world's best luxury car retail specialists, from Los Angeles to London to Tokyo. In terms of style, the car sports a classy long and flowy design with elements from other Pininfarinas and Ferraris. Functionality forms part of the design scheme too with the integrated bonnet scoop, carbon splitters and rear diffuser which also adds downforce.
Automobili Pininfarina CEO, Michael Perschke said, "The Battista is the hypercar of the future, inspired by a legendary past. It combines true inspiration and innovation in its technical achievement and emotional appeal. Electrification unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, whilst a passion and respect for automotive history will define how this landmark car looks and feels. We aim for the Battista to be a future classic and automotive icon, writing its own page in automotive history books."