Get up close and personal with the electric Italian hypercar.
Automobili Pininfarina. You are likely familiar with this name as the Italian design house that penned stunning cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia and Maserati Gran Turismo. The company recently branched off to build its own electric hypercar called the Pininfarina Battista, which gets its name from the founder, Battista Farina. The Battista is ludicrously fast thanks to four electric motors powered by a 120-kWh battery pack sourced from the 2020 Rimac C_Two.
To explain the revolutionary technology found in the Battista, Pininfarina published a trio of videos, staring its Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Paolo Dellacha. The three videos cover the history and future of the Pininfarina brand, an exclusive walkaround of the car, and the story of the prototype's rigorous testing process.
All three videos are broadcasted online as part of the inaugural Concours Virtual, which is taking place instead of the traditional Car Week due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The opportunity to showcase the work of the Automobili Pininfarina team as part of the Concours Virtual coincides with the first Battista prototype test vehicles nearing completion at the home of our hypercar and Pininfarina SpA in Cambiano, Italy," says CEO Per Svantesson.
"We are delighted that Automobili Pininfarina has chosen the Concours Virtual to showcase their prototype technology. With so few physical events taking place this year, manufacturers have searched for innovative ways to present their future plans," adds Geoff Love, Co-Chairman of the Concours Virtual. "Concours Virtual is the perfect environment with its global audience of collectors and true enthusiasts. We are very much looking forward to presenting Automobili Pininfarina on the 07 August."
No more than five of these cars will be created, so count yourself lucky if you ever get to see one in person. The Battista's four electric motors combine to produce a staggering 1,877 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque, and is capable of a 0-60 mph sprint in two seconds, 0-186 mph in twelve seconds, and a top speed of over 217 mph. These videos give an inside look at the complex engineering that went into building one of the quickest cars on the planet.