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2020 Pininfarina Battista marks its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2019

March 05, 2019, 04:38 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran
2020 Pininfarina Battista marks its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2019

- Most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy

- Powered by a 1,874bhp/2,300Nm electric motor that enables it to sprint from 0-100kmph in less than two seconds

- Three Battista trims showcased and will be limited to 150 units  

The most powerful road-legal car to ever be designed and built in Italy, the Pininfarina Battista has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The electric motor produces a massive 1,874bhp and 2,300Nm of torque that enables it to sprint from 0-100kmph in sub-two seconds, thereby making it faster than the current Formula 1 race car. The Battista is capable of covering a distance of 450kms on a single charge with the 120kWh Li-ion battery pack. Also, the production version will be limited to just 150 units. Interestingly, the year 2020 also marks the 90th anniversary of the legendary Pininfarina SpA design house.

The Battista is the first Pininfarina-badged car that also delivers unprecedented performance. It gets an electronically adjustable suspension that can be tuned according to the driving scenario. Automobili Pininfarina will present two examples of the ground-breaking hypercar to prospective owners. The Pininfarina SpA stand will also host a third Battista design model. Throughout the show, the Pininfarina SpA team will be promoting its own special design and engineering services to prospective corporate clients. 

The three Battista specifications presented at Geneva will reflect the potential for personalisation of the 150 cars that will be produced. The first of the three cars will be showcased in grigio luserna satin grey with accents in satin Blu Iconica and anodized aluminium detailing. With its unique wheel design and dual-tone black and tan interior, this specification presents a strong, well-defined and dynamic expression of Pininfarina design while still remaining elegant. 

The Blu Iconica Battista represents Automobili Pininfarina’s signature brand colour with an interpretation of Pininfarina blue. The deep electric blue is a result of multiple layers of paint which results in a deep luxurious luster. Aesthetically, the car is more dramatic with modifications to the bonnet, visually connecting it to the windscreen via carbon fibre blades. The front wing above the LED light strip is visually divided into two, reflecting the car’s rear wing graphic and unifying the overall design.

The third Battista, called the Bianco Sestriere gets small colour details that are reminiscent of the historical Pininfarina cars such as the legendary Ferrari Modulo concept, a classic example of the Italian Carrozzeria’s understated, elegant and visually striking cars. One such design detail adds a red aluminium line along the flanks between the sill and door, immediately ahead of the front wheel and running along the back from the rear wheels. This adds a ‘light touch’ of design, adding to the overall elegance of proportions. Red callipers and red anodized lower aluminium trims, and a darker anodized aluminium strip over the window makes this Battista a representative of Pininfarina’s styling excellence.

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