Pininfarina Battista Crushes Rimac With 0-60 MPH World Record

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Five incredible records have been set by the Pininfarina Battista.

The Pininfarina Battista has just set a slew of new acceleration records in Dubai, usurping the Rimac Nevera in the all-important 0-60 mph sprint. The new record now stands at 1.79 seconds, beating out the Nevera, which managed a 1.9-second effort and even its claimed best-possible time of 1.85 seconds in ideal conditions.

Just 65 miles away from where the Formula 1 season finale was taking place, Pininfarina took to the track at the Dubai Autodrome to set the production car world record for 0-60 mph. On top of that, the 1,877-horsepower super EV set another world record, claiming the 0-120 mph in just 4.49 seconds.

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It wasn't just imperial records that tumbled at the Dubai Autodrome, either. Metric records were broken for production cars, too, with the Battista managing 0-100 km/h and 0-200 km/h in 1.86 seconds and 4.75 seconds, respectively.

Pininfarina claims that the Battista will out-accelerate a Formula 1 car. However, we're sure the Red Bull of Max Verstappen will still disappear as soon as it hits Turn 1 at the Dubai Autodrome.

More records fell that day, thanks to the Battista's serious stopping power. The combination of friction braking, an active air brake, and the fact that electric motors can apply negative torque to each wheel meant that the Battista was brought to a halt from 62 mph in just 101.7 feet (31 meters) - a new record for an electric car. This is not the first EV record to be claimed by the Battista, as it also possesses the title of the only EV hypercar with more than 300 miles of EPA-approved range. The Rimac Nevera, with which the Battista shares underpinnings, only manages 287.28 miles.

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Paolo Dellacha, Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer said: "I am proud that our new electric hyper GT delivers on the promises we made when we set out our development plan. In Battista, we have achieved performance beyond our original, extreme targets," said Paolo Dellacha, Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer.

With 1,877 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft, the Battista is a performance monster. You'll be paying for every bit of that performance, mind you, with a $2.25 million price tag. Only 150 will be made.

We recently spent some time with Dellacha; he explained the inner workings of the Battista a bit better and how the team at Automobili Pininfarina managed to make it feel like an old-school supercar. Pair that old-school feel with next-level performance, as proved in Dubai this past weekend, and the Pininfarina Battista is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the hypercar realm.

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