Mahindra owned Pininfarina unloaded its fastest ever Electric Vehicle at 89th Geneva international motor show on 5th March 2019. It is a fully electric vehicle with 1,900 horsepower. This car accelerates faster than F-16 jet. This luxury electric hyper performance GT is named after the founder of the Italian specialist car maker Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. Battista has not just one but 3 of the zero-emission hyper cars on display at Geneva. The Battista is the most powerful road-legal ever built in Italy.
Battista is fully integrated with bonnet scoop, carbon splitters and rear diffusers which adds the down-force look. The whole Battista is of carbon fiber monocoque chassis. The front end of the car houses single elongated LED that is situated amid the headlights and roof line that swoops back into the tail of the car. The highlight is the split-tail section. Further, the tail cutouts at the end of each section are connected by a carbon fiber panel that pops out to increase the down-force while speeding and also acts as an air brake when breaking. The tail section is where the charging port is situated also it has an integrated light bar to indicate the battery levels. The car has butterfly doors. It has bespoke luggage which fits into a compartment its driver and the passenger car.
The cabins of the car are hi-tech along with 2 screens adjacent to each other specifically angled to face the driver and center screen reading out the prominent facts. The rotors are on both the sides of the seats. On the left side of the seat, the rotor is for controlling drive mode whereas the right side of the seat rotor is for controlling transmission. The person driving this magnificent beast has an ability to electronically adjust the dynamic experience via multiple modes to tune a varied range of driving scenarios and also will be able to tailor the noise this beast makes, all thanks to an on-board sound program which focuses on using vehicle hardware to generate acoustic entertainment instead of generating artificial sounds.
• Engine Specifications:
Pininfarina Battista will be powered with 4 electric motors one at each wheel. The combined output is due to torque vectoring system that comes up to 1,900 bhp and 2,300 Nm of torque. Battista has an ability to achieve 0-100 Km per hour (62 mph) in less than 2 seconds and 0-600 km per hour in less than 4 seconds. This Hyper car can have the ability to run at a range of 450 km in a single charge. Battista can speed up to 350 Km per hour, it is faster than the F1 cars.
• Other Information
This magnificent hyper car will be handcrafted in Italy but not more than 150 cars at a dizzying USD2.6million. They will be strategically allocated equally in North America, Europe, Middle East countries, and Asia. Furthermore, Pininfarina aims to completely personalize each car that they will manufacture. The all-new Battista will be available to be driven in the year 2020.
For safety purpose, Battista will be first launched with a restricted engine version that will go up to 350 km/h (217 mph) and beyond this, there will be another special track package.
Italian automotive design firm Pininfarina incorporated in the year 1930. The firm was designed to build special car bodies for either individual customers or in a small production run. Pininfarina was found by Battista “Pinin” Farina. The company has built designs of some of the most brilliant cars ever built and has maintained long-established relations. Companies like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Peugeot, Lancia, GM, and Maserati. Company’s customer base is spread across in Asian markets like Changfeng, AviChina, JAC, and Brilliance. Korean manufacturers are Hyundai, Daewoo. Since the era of 1980s Pininfarina has designed Hi-speed cars, trains, trams, rolling stocks, Yachts, private Jets, and automated light rail cars.
Pininfarina was managed by Battista’s offspring Sergio Pininfarina till 2001. Later, till 2008 Sergio farina’s grandson Andrea Pininfarina. After Andrea’s death, his younger brother Paolo Pininfarina was appointed as the new CEO of the company. In the year 2015, Mahindra Group acquired Pininfarina for an overall outgo of approx EUR 50 million.