Pininfarina has something special planned for Geneva next week.
When the Pininfarina Battista debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it stood out from the supercar crowd thanks to its sleek Italian styling and mind-blowing performance.
Pininfarina promises the Battista will have 1,900 hp and 1696 lb-ft of torque on tap provided by a 120 kWh battery pack and four electric motors on each axle. 0-62 mph? Less than two seconds, which puts it in the same territory as the Tesla Roadster and Rimac C_Two. 0-186 mph is achieved in less than 12 seconds before the Battista tops out at over 217 mph. This makes the Battista the fastest and most powerful car ever built in Italy.
As if the Battista wasn't already special enough, Pininfarina has announced it will present a new special edition version of the 1,900-hp electric hypercar at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week.
Dubbed the Battista Anniversario, the new special edition, strictly limited hypercar is designed to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Pininfarina. Since 1930, the Italian coachbuilder has penned some of the world's most iconic car designs including the Ferrari F40 and Alfa Romeo Spider. Only five examples of the Battista Anniversario will be built, so it's destined to become a future collectible. Pininfarina describes Battista Anniversario as "the ultimate expression of the Battista hypercar."
Compared to the standard car, the Anniversario will feature "enhanced dynamic abilities" thanks to an aerodynamic package, as well as a unique "heritage-inspired livery." A teaser photo released by Pininfarina gives us a preview of the Battista Anniversario's new aerodynamic rear wing, but we'll have to wait and see if the limited-edition electric hypercar packs any extra power.
Pininfarina recently announced that development of the Battista should be completed within the next six months before customer deliveries begin before the end of the year. Production will be limited to 150 examples costing $2.2 million each. Only 50 of these will go on sale in America. This won't be the only electric hypercar that will debut at this year's Geneva show, as the production version of the Pininfarina C_Two will also be unveiled at the event.