The 217 mph hypercar reaches 0-60 in under 2 seconds and 0-186 in under 12 seconds! Did I mention the Pininfarina is also road legal?…
Unveiled at the Geneva motor show, this electric hypercar will be the fastest Italian made road-legal car, ever to come out of Italy!
Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke was keen to mention:
“I wouldn’t compare it to something like an Audi R8 and a Lamborghini Huracán. They are technically identical”
“We will share probably 40-50% of the pure technical components. There is the raw skeleton of the drivetrain, but how it has been tuned – the acceleration amplitude, the drive mode characteristics – these all come from us and are very different.”
The hypercar manufacturer Pininfarina plans to build 150 Battistas and split sales equally around the world. Interest in the US has been slightly stronger than Europe though.
“In the US, we have over 65% of the cars we intend to deliver already allocated and reserved by clients.”
“We have a good 30-plus down payments in the bank” Perschke said.
The unbelievably fast Battista is the first ever car from Pininfarina Automobili and the Mahindra-owned company plans to launch three EVs in the following years. The company hinted that two will be crossovers to rival the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga.
These upcoming EVs will be much less expensive than the seven-figure Battista, although Perschke said:
“We will probably not get down to a five-digit price tag.”
The firm wants to achieve around 10,000 cars a year, within five years. I can’t wait to see what they come up with, if their designs are anything like the Battista then it’s a thumbs up from me!
The guys at Pininfarina have hired a clever bunch of people to make this special electric hypercar/monster. Starting with former Bugatti engineer Peter Tutzer, then René Wollmann, project leader on the Mercedes-AMG project one and last but not least Christian Jung from Porsche!
Customers can expect to take delivery of this untamed monster starting in 2020, then the rest of the world by 2021.
Perschke has more than 25 years of industry experience, and is joined at the helm by chief operating officer Per Svantesson, who has previously worked at Volvo.
Speaking to Autocar, he said the company was embracing the challenge of creating Pininfarina’s first production car:
“We’re aiming to do something new and modern, without losing the DNA of the company of doing timeless designs. Look at the Cisitalia: it’s 71 years old.”
“We want to make sure that years from now, people will look at the car and say: ‘Wow, it’s beautiful.’ That this the kind of design that will hold its timelessness in 30-50 years.”
Pininfarina’s new car brand comes after Paolo Pininfarina said at the 2018 Geneva motor show that:
“He hoped the dream of his grandfather, company founder Battista Farina, to build cars would come true in the not-distant future”.