Its first public appearance will be at Monterey Car Week
The battle for EV dominance is being fought on two fronts: affordable family cars, and balls-to-the-wall hypercars. We've seen some ridiculously powerful machines rear their heads in recent months, with the Rimac Nevera making the biggest headlines, but there's another insanely powerful all-electric racer that has just landed: the Pininfarina Battista. This car has enjoyed lots of hype over the past few months, and we've enjoyed our fair share of teaser videos, but we're glad to announce that it is officially on US soil. The first ever production car from Automobili Pininfarina has made its debut in California ahead of its showcasing at Monterey Car Week.
Claimed to be the world's first pure-electric hyper GT, the production-spec Automobili Pininfarina Battista is the US's first chance to get to grips with a massive 1,877-horsepower output and marvel at the exposed carbon-fiber bodywork. The exterior also features polished Impulso forged aluminum alloy wheels while the cabin gets optional Pilota seats finished in black leather and quilted Iconica Blu Alcantara upholstery. Pininfarina claims that the Battista is offered in 128 million different combinations of colors and materials.
The Battista will also showcase its unique soundscape with a core audio frequency of 54 Hz that has been "tuned to create an emotional reaction for occupants and onlookers". Powering this machine is a 120-kWh battery and four electric motors producing a massive 1,877 hp and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. The Battista is expected to get to 60 mph in under two seconds, and cost a hefty $2.2 million.
"The Battista will provide a thrilling all-round experience on road and track - in the city and on the open road. To see the first production-intent example of our pure-electric hyper GT on the highways of California signals the beginning of an exciting new chapter in its development. This is a significant landmark and hugely rewarding moment as we count down towards making the first client deliveries later this year." said Paolo Dellachà, Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Automobili Pininfarina. The Monterey Car Week kicked off on 6 August, but the major reveals will start as of the 12th and run through until 15 August.
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