Pininfarina Battista Electric Hypercar Hits New York Streets

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US deliveries for Pininfarina’s first fully electric hypercar will start in late 2020.

Last month, Pininfarina finally lifted the wraps off the production-ready Battista at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the fastest road car to ever come out of Italy. Now, the awe-inspiring electric hypercar has made its US debut. Surprisingly, however, it isn’t on display at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Instead, it was unveiled during a private event at Studio 525 in Chelsea, one year after the new Automobili Pininfarina company was introduced at the 2018 Rome Formula E race.

During the event, one the 150 Battistas being made was on display painted in Grigio Luserna satin-grey carbon with Blu Iconica accents. To celebrate the electric hypercar’s US arrival, Pininfarina has released new photos of the Battista hitting the streets of New York.

"The Battista’s arrival in New York is a proud moment for the entire Automobili Pininfarina team, as we can finally begin to bring the next generation of hypercars to discerning customers throughout North America. We’re quite confident that this is the car that makes the United States fall in love with ultra-high-performance electric vehicles,” Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina commented.

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Pininfarina also confirmed that US deliveries for the Battista will start in late 2020. Despite the $2.25 million price tag, over half the allocation has already been reserved through the company’s network of six specialist luxury car retailers in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver. The company’s second model, a 1,000-hp electric SUV codenamed PF1, will be unveiled at the 2019 Monterey Car Week in August.

The Pininfarina Battista will be the company’s first all-electric hypercar, featuring four electric motors producing a combined 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a 120 kWh battery, the motors enable the Battista to sprint from 0-62 mph in less than two seconds. The driving range is estimated to be 300 miles on a single charge.

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