Ballistic Battista Electric Hypercar Debuts in North America.
The stunning zero-emissions Pininfarina Battista makes its North American debut following its debut at last month’s Geneva International Motor Show. With just 50 of the $2.5m EV hyper GTs coming to America, the remaining 100 Battistas will be split equally between the European and Middle East/Asia regions meaning the car’s rarity will match its extreme power and elegant beauty.
Car collectors, supercar owners, and automotive influencers have been invited to see the Battista at a series of private briefings in New York between 16th and 18th April before the stunning Grigio Luserna satin grey carbon-bodied hypercar departs for further appointments in the USA and Canada.
Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina, said: “Our clients recognize the Battista is a truly beautiful, guilt-free hypercar and the first EV they are really able to fall in love with.
“Electricity is the enabler for us to develop new automotive landmarks – the Battista will be our first car, and the most powerful car that will have ever been designed and built in Italy. Just eight months after making its private global debut under the codename PF0 at 2018’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we are back with our beautiful production- ready model, and an intention to return to Pebble this year with PF1 – our next exciting pure-electric luxury car.”
Ballistic in a straight line and enjoyable on a long drive
The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – that combine to produce a targeted 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb/ft torque. Development of the car as both a hyper performance and an eminently drivable, luxury car is in the hands of Nick Heidfeld, one of the most experienced and respected drivers from both Formula 1 and Formula E.
Joining Nick, and as equally inspired by the challenge of developing the Battista in just 18 months, is a stellar management team of design and engineering experts responsible for many of the most impressive and exciting performance cars of recent years. They include Design Director, Luca Borgogno (Lamborghini Urus), Chief Technical Officer, Christian Jung (Porsche Mission E) and Director, Sportscars, Rene Wollmann (Mercedes-AMG Project One).
Featuring beautifully elegant design, a single-charge range targeting 300 miles or equal to a non-stop drive from New York to New Hampshire, and a sprint from zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds – faster than a Formula 1 car – the Battista represents a new reality for electric car desirability in cities, in suburbs, and on circuits.