• Experience the Pininfarina Battista At Nardo Via Unique Camera Angles

The Pininfarina Battista is impressively fast with Nick Heidfeld behind the wheel

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Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and originally scheduled to go into production in 2020, the Pininfarina Battista has yet to hit public roads, but the all-electric supercar is ready to meet its first customers. Pininfarina latest testing session took place on Italy’s Nardo track, where former F1 and Formula E racer Nick Heidfeld put the Battista through its paces over a few fast laps.

Experience the Pininfarina Battista At Nardo Via Unique Camera Angles
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The footage is rather short and we can only see the Battista on the track for a few seconds, but it’s pretty obvious that the Italian supercar is quick. Heidfeld even says it reminds him of a race car, because it’s precise, direct, and delivers good feedback. The German driver claims the Battista exceeded his expectations, behaving more like a track-bred supercar rather than a hyper GT.

The Battista is Pininfarina's first car as an independent automaker.

Although the design firm was established in 1930, Automobili Pininfarina was founded in 2018 as a subsidiary of Indian giant Mahindra & Mahindra. Although it features a unique exterior of obvious Italian inspiration, the Battista rides on underpinnings borrowed from Croatian electric carmaker Rimac. Just like the C-Two, the Battista packs four liquid-cooled electric motors, one of each wheel, and a 120 kWh battery.

Experience the Pininfarina Battista At Nardo Via Unique Camera Angles
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The Battista boasts a combined output of around 1,900 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque. Pininfarina claims it can hit 62 mph from a standing start in under two seconds, to go with a top speed of 217 mph. It range is estimated at almost 280 miles per charge.

Pininfarina Battista specifications
Powertrain four electric motors
Horsepower 1,900 HP
Torque 1,696 LB-FT
0 to 62 mph < 2 seconds
0 to 186 mph 12 seconds
Top Speed 217 mph
Battery 120-kWh
Range 310 miles

Pininfarina plans to build 150 units, equally allocated to buyers from North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Word has it the Italian first has already sold half of them. Pricing starts from around $2.5 million.

Ciprian Florea
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