Based on the Battista, it honors a certain Italian genius.
Italian styling house Pininfarina has designed some of the most breathtakingly beautiful supercars in the business. It seems fitting, then, that Pininfarina’s latest one-off pays tribute to one of Italy’s most famous artists: Leonardo da Vinci.
Based on the bonkers Battista, the one-off hypercar was designed to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death and features a unique exterior with a colorful livery inspired by his artwork. It will be on display at the British Library for just three days from June 7th – June 9th as part of the "A Mind in Motion” exhibition. This will be the first time the Pininfarina Battista has ever been shown to the public in the UK.
"We are proud to be a part of the ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition because we are proud of what Italian design has brought to the world. Leonardo was a true Italian genius, the first person to combine the disciplines of art, design and engineering – and from Leonardo in the 16th Century to Pininfarina in 2019, these principles remain strong,” said Luca Borgogno, Pininfarina design director.
"Italy is defined by design classics, whether that is Leonardo’s work, Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Pininfarina’s Cisitalia 202 or Mattè-Trucco’s car factory in Lingotto. The common theme between them is that they presented modern, elegant, innovative functions and design in perfect harmony for the first time. The Battista design brief is a breath-taking expression of this tradition,” he added.
Powering the Pininfarina Battista is a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and four electric motors that produce a combined output of 1874 hp and 1696 lb-ft of torque, making it the fastest production car to ever come out of Italy. Pininfarina claims the Battista will hit 62 mph in under 2 seconds and 186 mph in under 12 seconds. Driving range is estimated to be 300 miles on a single charge. Production of the Battista is limited to just 150 units worldwide with prices starting at $2.5 million.