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Everything we know about Pininfarina’s 250mph electric hypercar

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Pininfarina's first ever car, codenamed 'PF0', has been given a more suitable name. Welcome then, the 'Battista'.

The fully electric hypercar is named after Battista Farina - who founded Pininfarina S.p.A. in 1930. Known for designing Ferraris, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos, Pininfarina has had its name on some of the most beautiful and iconic shapes in the automotive industry.

Is it me or is there a hint of Lamborghini Gallardo about the front nose? Credit - Topgear.com

With the Battista being the first car solely built by Pininfarina, you can imagine there is a lot of pressure to get things right. Paolo Pininfarina (Battista Farina's grandson) has been overseeing the project.

He said at the unveiling of the name, “This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technological innovation and of course, elegant styling. We simply had to call it Battista."

Paolo Pininfarina showing off the rear the car. Credit - Topspeed.com

It's certainly got enough power from its Rimac-sourced quad-motors, producing 1,900bhp and 1,696lb ft of torque. 0-62mph will be dealt with in less than two seconds and the Battista will surge on to a top speed of 250mph.

There will only be 150 examples of the Battista made with 50 units going to North America, 50 to Europe and 50 to Asia and the Middle East. Most have been accounted for already, despite a rumoured price tag of around $2.5m. So it's certain this Battista won't bomb.

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