The Pininfarina Battista is an electric sports car manufactured by Automobili Pininfarina GmbH, which is based in Munich, Germany, with roots in Italian automotive styling company and coachbuilder Pininfarina. The Italian roots of the car manufacturer are derived from the original Pininfarina brand, founded in 1930 by Battistapininfarina. Automobili Pininfarina was founded in order to fulfil the founder Battistas 90-year-old dream, maintaining its storied design principles to produce the most sought-after cars, while merging this with pioneering and forward-looking spirit in order to build hypercars for the future. Named for its founder, Battistapininfarina, Pininfarina is responsible for dozens of stunning, iconic cars, and remains in family.
Named after the companys founder, Battista Pinin Farina, the Battista, featuring Battistas luxurious curves and 1,877 hp, was brought to life thanks to investments by Pininfarinas owner, Indian conglomerate Mahindra. Seeing as the market for coachbuilding had almost dried up, new management decided to cut out the middlemen and make Pininfarinas own cars, fulfilling an early desire by the Battista Farina, the founder of Pininfarina — plans shelved about 90 years earlier.
Pininfarina struck a deal with Croatian electric hypercar madman Mate Rimac and his eponymous brand, in which Rimac would provide a basic platform and drivetrain from his outrageous Nevera, which served as Battistas basis. Building a vehicle out of thin air is a huge undertaking, even for an established automaker, so Pininfarina teamed up smartly with Rimac for powertrains and the carbon-fiber frame.
With this project, Pininfarina was intent on a complete overhaul of car-design methodologies. Carrozzeria Pininfarina — the design studio — was not responsible for the Battista project, other than its styling. Until the Battista squirmed into our plane of reality, Pininfarina was strictly devoted to making visual music for some of the biggest marques in car history, having never developed a named vehicle — with one minor exception — for Pininfarina.
With its bold but flowing lines and sleek components, Pininfarinas Battista is an epitome of a seamless mix of past (or, to be precise, 60s-era cars), present, and future. Pininfarinas Battista is also equipped with a distinctive sound, which is heard both from within the car and outside. Pininfarina injected vibrations into the Battista using something they called an E-Heart, which uses two speakers to deliver an audible pulse throughout the vehicle.
The Pininfarina Battista gets an impressive power-producing electric drivetrain, producing 1900 horsepower, that gets a set of four EVs, each of which powers one wheel. Considering the Pininfarinas four AC permanent-magnet electric motors — one powers each wheel — it makes a combined 1874 horsepower and 1727 pound-feet of torque.
You could also say that you are being green about this, as the cars 120-kwh battery would give it a combined 300 miles of range according to EPA, according to Pininfarina. Pininfarina is also keenly aware that a Battista is not going to be the sole vehicle in an owners garage, which is why Pininfarina suggests leaving its Hyper GT permanently connected when on idle; in-board software cycles the battery to maximize its lifespan.
That same electric vehicle will also be available next month for anybody wanting to check it out firsthand at Monterey Car Week. With just 150 units of Pininfarinas Battista expected to be ordered, Pininfarina is showing off an early version of the vehicle next month at the Monterey Car Week in California. Production for the Electric Hypercar by Automobili Pininfarina, is set to take place in a special space measuring 7,546 square feet located in Automobili Pininfarinas headquarters in Cambiano.
The coachmaker-turned-manufacturer announced on Wednesday that the electric hypercar from Automobili Pininfarina has entered serial production at its workshop in Italys Piedmont region. The first production versions of its fully electric Battista Hyper GT are set to debut at the Monterey Motor Week in August. According to Automobili Pinifarina, deliveries of the Battista will start worldwide this summer, and it will come with a Pura or a Furio body-design package. European boutique hypercar maker Automobili Pininfarina has finally announced that it is starting production on its Battista Hyper GT in Italy. Production on its Battista Hyper GT in Italy.
Much of Pininfarinas Battistas battery, chassis, and all-electric motor components are from Rimac, a fledgling Croatian EV manufacturer which recently joined forces with Porsche in taking on Bugatti. Pininfarinas workshop completed the first production model, then took it to Monaco for a first customer test drive, then shipped the car back to the US, where it will be featured at the Monterey Motor Week. Each vehicle is hand-built in Pininfarinas special factory located in Cambiano, Italy. That means every hypercar gets the same dose of Italian craftsmanship, but still, you are welcome to drop by the Battista workshop, meet the Pininfarina team, and tell them how you want your exterior and interiors to look.
Now, we are bound to value customization all the more knowing Pininfarinas team has poured over 1,350 hours into developing every Battista. This collaborative experience between customers and Pininfarinas designers offers 128 million possible configurations of colors and materials in the GT, making every custom Battista really unique. Pininfarina is also giving buyers the flexibility to completely customise their preferred hypercar, ensuring an ideal customer experience. A few years after Ferrari took over design duties internally, Pininfarinas Anand Mahindras purchased automotive manufacturing rights from the Pininfarina family.
The all-electric Pininfarina Battista is the kind of car that makes you wonder about your past life choices, or think about how much you can sell your kidneys for (you cannot, as it turns out). With a power output of 1,877 horsepower and 1,696 pounds-feet of torque, a zero-to-62-mph acceleration time of less than two seconds, and a top speed of 217 miles per hour, the Pininfarina Battista is every automotive enthusiasts dream.