Automobili Pininfarina Readies Series Production of BEV Hyper Car

Luxury hyper-performance BEV maker Automobili Pininfarina is set to expand its sales operations in the US just as series production of its luxury Battista Grand Tourer begins in Italy.

The automaker has appointed two new retail partners in strategic locations including Newport Beach Automotive Group in Orange County and Lake Forest Sportscars in Chicago. It now has nine retail partners in North America.

In summer 2021, the ultra-exclusive Battista Anniversario made its physical world premiere appearance during the famous Monterey Car Week. All five examples of the pinnacle model in the Battista portfolio were sold during the event at around $2.9M each.

The standard car, itself limited to a production run of 150, is expected to retail at $2,2M. Boasting a 1,900bhp all electric powertrain the hyper sports tourer should accelerate from standing to 62mph in less than 2 seconds and exceed top speeds in excess of 217mph.

The retail outlets in the US and Canada complement the company’s 16 other retail partners worldwide, with ten based in Europe and a further six across the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Per Svantesson, chief executive officer, Automobili Pininfarina, said: “California is home to many of our existing and future clients, with many already pioneering the adoption of pure-electric, zero emission cars of all kinds. Battista now sets a new benchmark for the desirability and performance offered by an electric car. With our new partner location in Chicago, we have established an important brand presence between the US east and west coasts.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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