Pininfarina Is Interested in Speed and Comfort, Not Beating Bugatti’s Lap Times
Electric cars are no longer just about commuting without burning oil and emitting CO2. Technology has advanced so much in recent years that electric cars can now be as quick or even quicker that gasoline-powered supercars. We already have the Lotus Evija and NIO EP9 to look at for proper examples, but more high-tech and high-powered EVs are in the making.
One of them comes from Pininfarina. It’s called the Battista, we’ve seen it in prototype form in 2019, and the Italian firm is currently testing it at the Nardo track. The loop is mostly famous for top speed testing, particularly by Bugatti, but Pininfarina says they’re not looking to set new records.
1995 Pininfarina Argento Vivo
The automotive world is one of enormous diversity. Quite often designers are given the green light to unleash their imagination giving us some truly amazing stuff. That said, the modern-day regulations has been cracking down harder and harder on the automotive design language, and many amazing concepts remained one-offs. Those with deep enough pockets, however, have a bit more luck than the average person. The Argento Vivo is one of those extremely rare cases where a concept car has been granted production status. Here are nine interesting facts about the unique roadster.
Does This Rendering Accurately Predict Pininfarina’s Future?
Pininfarina is responsible for some of the most provocative-looking cars in history. From legendary machines like the Ferrari F40 and Ferrari Enzo to staggering custom creations like the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Hyperion, BMW Gran Lusso Coupe, and Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo, Pininfarina’s design DNA can be found in some of history’s most attractive rides. Automakers far and wide have come to Pininfarina for their automotive design needs, and the Italian design house has proven time and again that it’s the go-to firm for those needs. A big part of the studio’s success rests on the designers that it has in the fold.
One such designer, Daniel Gombo, technically isn’t employed by Pininfarina, but he did just finish his master’s thesis under the supervision of the Italian firm and part of that thesis required Gombo to design a vehicle.
2021 Pininfarina Battista Anniversario
Pininfarina never misses an opportunity to showcase something special at the Geneva Motor Show. It helps that its stand is located right as you come up the stairs from the main hallway, so you can’t really miss its stunning concepts.
Although it was forced to reveal the Battista Anniversario on the world wide web this year, Pininfarina didn’t forget how to make a splash, albeit on our screens and not in the metal.
2019 Pininfarina Pura Vision Concept
Pininfarina, once Ferrari’s preferred coachbuilder, is now busy establishing itself as a standalone automaker. It put its best foot forward by unveiling the radical Battista hypercar that promises to be one of the fastest four-wheeled things on the planet and now it’s doubling it down by announcing a whole range of models, the first of which will be an SUV. Fear not, however, as the Pura Vision isn’t your average sporty SUV as Pininfarina aims to deliver supercar-level performance under a skin that both resembles a four-door GT and the existing Battista. It sounds like a match made in heaven.
Coming with an outlandishly appointed cabin and a class-bending profile, the Pininfarina Pura Vision could seriously reduce the market share of Lamborghini’s Urus and Ferrari’s upcoming Purosangue. While we’re yet to feast our eyes with the pre-production prototype showcased to prospective customers during a series of VIP events held by Pininfarina in August during the Monterey Car Week, those that have are talking about a sleek and not overly complicated design so typical of Pininfarina, one that’ll only be matched by its impressive performance. At this stage of the game, the Pura Vision might become Pininfarina’s most important product so they have to get it right.
Video: Donut Media Takes a Big Bite Out of the Pininfarina Battista
I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention, but the top shelf of the supercar world is simply insane right now. Between four-figure output numbers, seven-figure price tags, and designs pulled from the brains of aerospace engineers, these machines bring enough hype to wake the dead. Such is the case with the 2020 Pininfarina PF0 Battista, an all-electric Italian stallion capable of hitting 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and topping out at 250 mph. But while specs like these make for great headlines, there’s a whole lot more to unwrap here. As such, Donut Media made this informative sub-9-minute video.
The 2020 Pininfarina Battista Pays Special Tribute to the Geneva Motor Show With a Special Badge Inside the Headlight
The Pininfarina Battista didn’t just steal the show at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show; it claimed it like a conqueror staking claim a new and uninhabited land. The 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar not only promises to be the fastest and most powerful car to come out of Italy, but it’s probably there already. The Battista is swimming in so many superlatives it’s hard to imagine another début in 2019 that can upstage the sheer spectacle it provided in Geneva last week. The Battista also happens to feature a number of easter eggs, none more eye-catching than the “2019 Geneva” badge that’s sitting inside its headlights. The badge could mean different things to different people, but for the most part, it’s a nod to the Geneva Motor Show, the event that has hosted some of the most incredible cars penned and developed by the legendary Italian company. Given the shared history between the company and the show, there was no other place in the world to début the Battista except the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The 1,900 HP 2020 Pininfarina Battista Can Touch 62 MPH in Less Than Two Seconds!
After teasing the hypercar with discreet images, Pininfarina has finally unveiled the Battista at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It is the most powerful car to have come out of the Italy - a country that is home to Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, to name a few. The design house has launched the Battista, named after its founder, with 1,900 horses under the hood. Does it have your attention yet?
Pininfarina Teases Battista Hypercar With a Generous Portion of Wheel
Pininfarina is all set to launch its latest hypercar, the Battista, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Mahindra-acquired design-house, famous for its association with fellow-countryman Ferrari, has released some teaser images before finally unveiling the Battista next week. One of them shows the wheel of the hypercar in all its glory. How does it look, you ask? Absolutely drool-worthy!
2020 Pininfarina PF0 Battista
Pininfarina, the company best well known for its association with Ferrari, wants to break free from under the shade of the Prancing Horse and make a name for itself as the builder of the fastest car to come out of Italy. The name of this car? Battista, like the name of the company’s founder. The numbers that should firmly plant this car on the map? 1,900 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet, a 0 to 62 mph sprint in less than two seconds, and a top speed of about 250 mph. All done by an EV powertrain that’s capable of running over 300 miles between charges.
Reading those numbers it’s easy to dismiss the Pininfarina Battista as just another ludicrous car that will never actually become reality. Something like the Devel Sixteen, the Arabian hypercar that packs a V-16 engine that’s capable of 5,000 horsepower. That one was supposedly slated to start final testing this month. Or the equally insane Vector WX-8, Jerry Wiegert’s project that should’ve brought his once proud company back from the dead. He said 12 years ago that a 10-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 will power the car and that it will crank out 1,850 horsepower. More recently, Wiegert sold his two WX-3 prototypes to fund the project.
But the Battista is a more serious offering than both those elusive creations. First off, Pininfarina was bought by Mahindra four years ago for $190.6 million and, as we know, Mahindra has the financial power to throw cash at a project like this if so desires. With Pininfarina aiming to build just 150 of these, 50 dedicated to each of its three markets: Europe, America, and the Middle-East, we can expect people to actually come forth with pre-orders once it gets revealed at Geneva in a couple of weeks.
All Hail The Pininfarina Battista!
The Pininfarina PF0 is no more. Long live the Pininfarina Battista! That’s the official name Pininfarina’s first-ever production car is taking, and it’s named after the man who started Carrozzeria Pininfarina in the first place, Battista Farina. The Italian automaker announced the car’s official name to go with the promise that the Battista will be the “fastest and most powerful car” ever to come out of Italy. Pininfarina plans to build 150 units of the Battista, allocated evenly — 50 units per region — among the U.S., Europe, and Asian markets. The hypercar is scheduled to make its debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show before production starts sometime in 2020.
Pininfarina’s Upcoming Electric SUV Will Just Be a Coachbuilt Rivian SUV
Pininfarina, the company that once acted as Ferrari’s favorite coachbuilder, will soon be in the business of making cars of its own. A supercar is planned, named PF0, as well as three SUVs. The fastest of the lot, known as PF1, will use the same platform as the Rivian R1S SUV and will target Lamborghini’s Urus in terms of performance.
It’s been almost 90 years since Battista Farina funded the Pinin Farina coachbuilding company and over half a century since the company’s name was changed to Pininfarina. Many cars have featured Pininfarina bodies over the years, beyond the countless Prancing Horses, and, now, a fleet of SUVs is in the oven beside the company’s own supercar.
Pininfarina’s PF0 Electric Hypercar Wants To Redefine The Segment
Pininfarina has been around for 90 years, and in all that time, it has never built its own car. It’s built concepts, and it’s collaborated with other automakers. But a car that’s 100 percent Pininfarina? That’s never happened. That, of course, is about to change next year. Pininfarina will launch its first-ever production vehicle, and as far as firsts go, it’s a doozy. It’s called the Pininfarina PF0, and it’s a 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar that’s looking to snatch your soul.
Pininfarina Partners With Rimac For The First-Ever Pure Electric Hypercar
Pininfarina surely knows how to keep the enthusiasts on their toes. Back in July, the automaker announced that it would showcase the PF0 hypercar at a private event during Monterey Car Week. For the next couple of months, the company released many teasers, but managed to keep the car under covers. However, a new teaser was launched that indicates the car might be revealed soon.
Take a Look at the Pininfarina PF0’s Rear End, Courtesy of Supercar Blondie
In case you hadn’t heard, Pininfarina is gearing up to release it’s own branded all-electric hypercar, revealing tidbits of the machine to select individuals at last month’s Monterey Car Week, several months ahead of a full debut in Geneva next year. One of those select individuals was YouTube personality Supercar Blondie, who gave us an eyeful of the up-and-coming vehicle’s tail in a recently posted video.
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New Details About The Pininfarina PFO Are Revealed Days Ahead Of Its Pebble Beach Debut
Days ahead of the debut of the PF0 electric supercar, Pininfarina has bared more details about its prized exotic. Pininfarina Design Director Luca Borgogno described the PF0 as a car that will be remembered for a long time. Given what’s already known about the concept — it uses lightweight carbon fiber body panels and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds — it’s hard to imagine the PF0 being anything less than awesome.
Peak Inside the Pininfarina PF0 Electric Supercar
Pininfarina’s up-and-coming PF0 luxury electric hypercar is headed to the Geneva International Motor Show next year, but before it drops in Switzerland, the Italians will reveal a fresh concept version in California. The PF0 is slated to go on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next week, and to stoke the flames of excitement, Pininfarina just released a series of new teaser shots showing off the car’s interior.
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Pininfarina Teases PF0 All-Electric Ultra-Luxury Hypercar Before August Debut
Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house that created a slew of breathtaking vehicles for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati, among others, has been rather busy lately creating the next generation of highly desirable sports cars. The firm branched off as Automobili Pininfarina back in April, rebranding itself into a futuristic, forward-thinking mobility company, creating models like the Pininfarina HK GT concept in the process. Now, Automobili Pininfarina is teasing a forthcoming all-electric hyperspeed-maker called the PF0, and so far, it’s shaping up to be quite the machine.
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2018 Pininfarina K350 Concept
The Pininfarina K350 concept finally broke cover at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Designed for Hong Kong-based automaker Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), the K350 is a fully electric SUV concept that the automaker is preparing to develop with the H600 and H500 electric sedan concepts. It’s still not confirmed if HKG is giving the green light to build any of these concepts, but if it does, look for the K350 SUV to be the most prominent of the three. Not only is it an EV, but it’s also an SUV, which, as we all know, is a segment that’s selling like hotcakes these days.
Pininfarina K350 Concept is The Electric SUV You Want To See Hit The Road
Pininfarina has pulled the covers off of the K350 SUV, giving us our first look at the electric SUV concept in all its glory. The concept is the latest indication that Pininfarina, together with Hong Kong-based electric automaker Hybrid Kinetic Group, is on its way to becoming a legitimate presence in the electric car industry in the future.