- The Pininfarina Battista will break cover at 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
- The 1900bhp electric hypercar will reportedly hit 400kmph.
- Will roll out in 2020 under Automobili Pininfarina brand followed by three electric SUV.
Automobili Pininfarina has officially announced the ‘Battista’ moniker for the PF0 electric hypercar. The name is an homage to the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. Paolo Pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current Pininfarina SpA chairman, was joined by Anand Mahindra when it was announced that the all-electric hypercar which will arrive at Geneva stage early next year.
Claiming to be the fastest and most powerful Italian-built car, the Battista will have power figures of 1900bhp and 2300Nm. To put things into perspective, that is almost twice the power output of a Formula 1 car. The 0-100kmph is claimed to be ‘under two seconds’ with a top speed barrier of 400kmph. All the while doing a zero-emission electric range of 450kilometres. The Battista will be an aero fest with a combination of carbon fibre monocoque, but the cabin won’t be devoid of any luxury either, claims the new-found carmaker.
Automobili Pininfarina has announced an investment of 20 million Euros for the underpinning design, development and production of the Pininfarina Battista and the future range of Automobili Pininfarina cars in Turin. Apart from that, Rimac Automobili will be providing the powertrain as a part for their partnership. Other parts of the production-ready model will be sourced from well-established component makers.
After being showcased in all its glory for the first time at the Geneva stage, the Pininfarina Battista will go into a limited production run of just 150 units. It will hit the streets in late-2020 with an estimated price of 2-2.5 million USD. There are 50 cars allocated for the US, 50 in Europe and 50 for the Middle East and Asian markets. But the carmaker has been quick to assert that the demand will outstrip the supply, so the allocations will be flexible.