This is the first bespoke Pininfarina Battista and it looks astonishing

They say it's "New York-inspired" but I'm not sure why

The Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900-hp geographical potpourri. It's designed in Italy by Pininfarina, the world famous design house founded in 1930 by Italian designer Battista 'Pinin' ('the youngest brother' in Piedmontese dialect) Farina, and assembled in Croatia, but the company that builds it is technically German.

The Battista is closely related to the Rimac Nevera, built on a similar carbon-fibre monocoque, and powered by the same 4-motor electric powertrain and Rimac-sourced 120 kWh battery pack. It delivers 1,417 kW (1,900 hp) and an astounding 2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft) of torque. They're only going to build 150 units, priced from around 2 million euros, and each car can be customised at will, which is what you'd expect from a car this rare and expensive.

Their customisation programme can easily rival Rolls-Royce and Bentley and the car you see here, is the world's first bespoke Battista, supposedly inspired by New York City, even thought I'm not sure why, or how. The Exposed Signature Carbon body is adorned with accents in Iconina Blu, pinstripes in Bianco Sestriere Metallic and two custom made packages that Pininfarina calls 'Exterior Jewelry Pack' (in red) and 'Furiosa Carbon Accent Pack'. A special black paint called 'Goccia' was used for the roof, rear wing and the rear diffuser, and the Impulso wheels are painted in Dark Matte Grey.

The cabin features Pilota seats upholstered in black leather and Iconica Blu Alcantara with blue stitching - one of nine different contrast stitching colours available - and blue seatbelts.

Sara Compagnolo, Head of Colour and Material Design at Automobili Pininfarina, is aware that the "Pininfarina name has a storied heritage of individual cars, and the Battista continues this legacy as every vehicle will be a truly bespoke design".

When you buy a Battista (which you technically can't because they're sold out), you'll be invited to the Atelier in Cambiano, Italy where you'll be able to choose from ten separate Carbon Accent Packs and over 50 exterior paints, and you can also have personalised Battista chassis plate between the seats as well as unique engravings for the passenger-side door plate.

How would you spec yours?

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Comments (4)

  • NY because of "night sky with red lights"

      9 days ago
  • Has a bit more appeal to me than the Rimac. I like the hood, reminds me a bit of the 488 Pista.

      9 days ago
  • Just like the one above. Same interior - blue accents. Drop it off anytime. I'm not going anywhere.

      9 days ago
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