Automobili Pininfarina: 'Battista' Announced as Name of the Most Powerful Italian Performance Car Ever

Automobili Pininfarina: 'Battista' Announced as Name of the Most Powerful Italian Performance Car Ever

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MUNICH and TURIN, Italy, December 11, 2018

MUNICH and TURIN, Italy, December 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

- Automobili Pininfarina's electric hypercar to take famous name of Pininfarina founder, Battista 'Pinin' Farina.

- 90 years after Battista founded Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the Battista will be launched as Italy's most powerful and fastest car

- Battista will be the first model in Automobili Pininfarina's portfolio of luxury electric vehicles, and will be revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019

- Legendary name recognises Battista's dream to one day see a range of solely-Pininfarina branded cars on the roads

- New images available here 

Automobili Pininfarina today announces that the name of the first car in its luxury electric vehicle portfolio will be the Battista.

Named after Battista 'Pinin' Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company that he started in 1930, the all-electric hypercar will be designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA under the watchful eye of Paulo Pininfarina, Battista's grandson and current Pininfarina SpA Chairman.

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Paolo Pininfarina shook hands with Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina and Anand Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra Group Chairman, to confirm that the limited-edition hypercar would take his grandfather's name and be the fastest and most powerful car ever designed and produced in Italy.

Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina SpA, said: "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."

In aiming to be the world's first fully-electric luxury hypercar, extreme levels of technology and functional design lie beneath the Battista's carbon fibre exterior, supporting the delivery of staggering performance for a road car. Power and torque equate to 1,900 bhp and 2,300 Nm respectively, meaning the Battista has the potential to accelerate to 62 mph in less than two seconds, faster than a Formula 1 car, and break the 250 mph top speed barrier - all with a potential zero emissions range of over 300 miles.

Automobili Pininfarina has made a series of announcements in recent weeks that underpin its ambitions to be the world's most innovative, sustainable and desirable wholly-electric luxury performance car brand at launch in 2020:

No more than 150 Battistas will be available from late 2020 at a price estimated between US$2m and US$2.5m. 50 cars are currently allocated to the USA, 50 to Europe and 50 to the Middle East and Asia region.  


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