After Geneva, Pininfarina Battista Captures The Imagination Of Crowd At New York Auto Show
An all-new electric hypercar is on the block. And it’s called the Pininfarina Battista developed by the Italian Automobili Pininfarina. The car made its global premiere in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 with the car going into production late next year. 2020 will also mark the 90th anniversary of the legendary Pininfarina SpA design house. According to the company spokesperson, they will only make 150 examples of the Battista. The car will be hand-made in Italy and equally distributed between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia.
After a successful reveal in Geneva, Battista is now making waves at the New York International Auto Show 2019. Discussing the Battista, Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina, said, “With purity, beauty, and rarity at its core, Battista is the most powerful Italian sports car ever and will e handcrafted in Cambiano, Italy from the end of next year. Designed and developed with luxury and sustainability in harmony, the zero-emission, the pure-electric heart of Battista produce a formidable 1,900 horsepower and enables Battista to hurtle from 0-100kmph in less than two seconds. This combination of elegant Pininfarina clearly places Battista at the vanguard of desirability in an exciting and electrified new world.
Battista, as claimed by Pininfarina, is faster than a current Formula 1 race car. Putting it in numbers, it can reach 0-100 kmph in under 2 seconds, 0-300 kmph in less than 12 seconds and it can zoom to a top speed of 350 kmph. Now that it’s an all-electric, the range comes into mind naturally, and the company claims Battista has a potential zero-emission range of up to 450 kilometres.
Pininfarina made sure there is no compromise in the desire to make it light and fast. So, Battista is totally all carbon fibre with a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and a carbon fibre body. Keeping the optimum weight distribution in mind, the Battista has a unique T-shaped design 120 kWh battery pack with four motors that deliver torque and power to each wheel individually. The cooling circuits and systems are made around five radiators.
After pressing down hard on the accelerator, one needs to stop too. And this happens through the carbon-ceramic 6-piston brakes (390 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear). There was also news about an effective brake regeneration system to the battery to be engineered for the car. The rear of the car features an active rear wing with air brake function. The driver has the options to electronically adjust the dynamic experience through multiple modes tuned to adapt according to the different driving scenarios. What’s more? You can even tailor the kind of noise your car makes.