The all-electric Pininfarina Battista is priced at $2.2 million a pop and will be limited to just 150 examplesby Khris Bharath, on
Ahead of its appearance at the Monterey Car Week, the very first production-ready version of the much-awaited Pininfarina Battista made a spectacular debut on the roads of California. The model that is all set to be displayed during the Monterey event can be finally seen in all its glory on the road.
This all-electric GT supercar from Italy is named after Battista "Pinin" Farina, who founded the Carrozzeria Pininfarina Coachbuilding Company back in 1930. It is a supercar that finally fulfills Battista’s dream of seeing a car that bears the Pininfarina name. After being first showcased a couple of years ago, Pininfarina has now finally realized the Battista, and the very first customer deliveries are expected later this year.
The Battista’s maiden road outing is part of a larger schedule of events, that revolves around Monterey Car Week, and it marks the start of a new era in the Italian design house’s history. The all-electric GT supercar will be displayed alongside a specially assembled collection of classic Pininfarina cars from the firm’s 91-year legacy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Pininfarina Battista
Designed by Luca Borgogno, the Battista was first showcased to the public at the Geneva Motorshow in 2019 and it promised some truly astounding figures, especially for an electric car. Although Automobili Pininfarina GmbH is today based in Munich, Germany, the car stays true to the famed design house’s Italian roots and is handcrafted at Automobili Pininfarina’s Cambiano manufacturing facility.
On the car we see here, the exposed carbon body and precision-polished forged Impulso aluminum alloy wheels look spectacular. They work rather well against the tastefully tailored cabin that includes optional Pilota seats finished in sustainable black leather along with quilted Iconica Blu Alcantara upholstery with contrasting stitching. To top it off, the Interior Jewellery package adds brushed black anodized aluminum.
The Battista’s aerodynamic upgrades and specific embellishments give it a distinctively dynamic personality that epitomizes the pinnacle of Pininfarina design.
What’s In A Sound?
The arrival of the Battista in the United States will allow the opportunity to hear the car for the first time, which follows the distinctive "Pure Sound" philosophy. It is another important piece of the puzzle on this new EV Super GT not to be missed out on as it employs organic frequencies.
Despite the Battista being an EV, the engineers decided to embrace the creative philosophy of the great composer Giuseppe Verdi during development. According to him, any multiple of 432 Hz, represents a pure sound and so Pininfarina went with a core frequency of 54 Hz for the Battista’s sound. The sound is tailored to elicit an emotional reaction from both the occupants of the vehicle and bystanders. Customers will get to hear this unique soundscape generated by the Battista for the first time.
Automobili Pininfarina’s Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Paolo Dellachà, stated,
"The Battista will offer an exciting overall experience on the track and on the road - in the city as well as on the open road. Seeing the first production-ready example of our all-electric GT supercar on the highways of California signals the beginning of an exciting new chapter in its development. This is a significant milestone and an extremely rewarding moment at a time when we look forward to the first deliveries to customers later this year."
The car is driven by four individual electric motors at each wheel. As a result, the Battista has a combined output of 1900 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque.
These figures make the Battista, the most formidable & powerful road car ever come out of Italy. There are five drive modes to choose from which alter the drive characteristics of the powertrain. This being a GT car, the adjustable suspension has been mainly tuned for comfort.
Despite its unequaled exuberance and a dash from 0 to 60 mph in two seconds and a top speed of 217 mph, the range of the Battista isn’t too bad. Pininfarina claims 280 miles on a single charge. The 120 kWh battery pack comes courtesy of Rimac Automobili.
The launch of the production-ready Battista finally gives potential customers in the United States, a chance to sample the car’s 1,900 horsepower and make a first impression of its distinctive, characteristic exposed black carbon body. Pininfarina has already confirmed that this isn’t the only configuration of the Battista.
There will indeed be an even more exclusive variant of the car dubbed the Anniversario in the future. Along with the Battista GT supercar, all future models from Pininfarina will be designed, engineered, and handcrafted in Italy. They will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the Pininfarina brand name.
|0-60 mph||Two seconds|
|Top speed||217 mph|