The updated Pininfarina Battista hypercar will make its US debut next week.
The Lotus Evija electric hypercar stole the spotlight when it was unveiled last month, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about one of its main rivals: the mind-blowing Pininfarina Battista.
Pininfarina’s bonkers electric hypercar first debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It also made an appearance at the 2019 New York Auto Show, where it made its US debut. Next week, the Battista will be returning to the US to make an appearance at Monterey Car Week in California as part of a drive to the House of Automobili Pininfarina near Pebble Beach.
This will be the first time the recently updated Battista has been shown in the US since the hypercar was tested in a wind tunnel. Compared to the original car that debuted in Geneva, the enhanced design features a more refined front end and reshaped mirrors to enhance the car’s aerodynamics. New photos and a video released by Pininfarina also give us a first look at the finished production model, done up in Liquid Silver, hitting the road.
As part of the drive tour from Pebble Beach, the Battista will be joined by classic Pininfarina-designed cars from the company’s 89-year history. Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke will be joined in Pebble Beach by Design Director Luca Borgogno to provide "the strongest hints yet” about the brand’s future design direction and upcoming models. This could mean we’ll get a preview of Pininfarina’s rumored new SUV and sedan.
If you need a recap, the Pininfarina Battista produces a combined 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb-ft of torque thanks to two electric motors and a 120 kWh battery, making it the most powerful production car to ever come out of Italy – which is saying a lot, considering the epic supercars for which the country is known. 0-62 mph is accomplished in under two seconds, while the driving range is estimated to be 300 miles on a single charge. Production is limited to 150 models costing $2.2 million each – and only 50 of them will be available in America.