Everything we know about the Pininfarina Battista
It was announced today that the illusive Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar will be called the “Battista” - the name of the founder of the Pininfarina design studio. And with that, you should begin to understand just how proud the company is of their creation. But in the spirit of such news, I thought I’d have a look at all the things we know so far about this upcoming goliath.
With 1900 horsepower and 1700lb-ft of torque, speed beyond the comprehension of everybody other than top-fuel-dragster racers will be available. According to Pininfarina, the Battista will be capable of hitting 60mph from a standstill in less than 2 seconds, and it will go on to reach a top speed of 250mph. Yet when the driver decides they want to be more sensible, it’ll also be able to drive 310 miles between charges.
The Battista will reach production in 2020, with 150 examples set to be made. Sales will focus on the big hypercar markets, with America, Europe, and the Middle East all being allotted 50 cars each. So, if you live in Point Piper and you’re looking for a new electric hypercar, I’m afraid it won’t be heading down under - regardless of the size of your bank account. Speaking of which...
While the price is yet to be confirmed, it’s thought that it’ll sit somewhere between £1.5-£2million. Suffice it to say, if you can afford to spend this much on a car, you don’t have to ask the price in the first place.
Pininfarina has so far omitted to show what the car looks like - beyond the virtual teases that appear to come straight from Knight Rider. But we do know that in the March of 2019, the Battista will be unveiled officially at the Geneva Motor Show. With the Koenigsegg Ragnarok and Bugatti Chiron SuperSports also being unveiled at the same show, the electric Pininfarina may have trouble standing out.
Given Pininfarina’s investment in Rimac, they will use their battery technology for the Battista. Given the proposed similarities between the Pinin and Rimac’s very own C_Two electric hypercar, precisely how the pair differ in reality is something I look forward to discovering.
But now, I want to ask you guys: what’s your favourite thing so far about the Pininfarina Battista? Let me know in the comments.
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