Pininfarina EV Hypercar ‘Faster Than F1 Racer’

Pininfarina claims its new all-electric Battista hypercar will be the fastest Italian car ever made, out-accelerating today’s Formula One racing cars.

With the equivalent of 1,900bhp, the car, named after the coach building company’s 1930s founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, will also boast 2,900Nm of torque to push it past the 62mph mark from standstill in less than 2 seconds on the way to a potential top speed of over 250mph. It also claims a respectable 300-mile range between recharges. The car uses a powertrain developed by specialist Rimac.

Just 150 examples of the hypercar, to be hand-built at Pininfarina SpA headquarters in Cambiano near Turin, will be produced from late 2020 at a price estimated between $2M and $2.5M with distribution divided equally between the three markets of the US, Europe and the Middle East and Asia region.

Paolo Pininfarina, chairman, Pininfarina SpA, said: “This is genuinely a dream come true. My grandfather always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars. This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technological innovation and of course elegant styling. For me, we simply had to call it Battista. His dream becomes reality today as we link our glorious past with the future of motoring.”

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


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