Italy’s most powerful and fastest car will be called Battista, as an homage to company founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. The timing of the market launch in late 2020 has been arranged to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the famous design house which now starts a new chapter as an automaker.
“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,” said Pininfarina SpA chairman, Paolo Pininfarina.
1,900 horsepower and 2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft) of torque, 0-100 km/h in under 2 seconds
Previously known by the PF0 codename, the Pininfarina Battista will be “the fastest and most powerful car ever designed and produced in Italy,” according to Automobili Pininfarina.
That’s a pretty big claim since we’re talking about the country that gave the car world household names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and more recently Pagani. The first official specs, however, strongly support Pininfarina’s claims.
The Battista’s Rimac-supplied all-electric powertrain will deliver a total output of 1,900 hp (1,926 PS) and a peak torque of 2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft), enabling staggering performance for a street-legal car. The company says the Battista has the potential to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than 2 seconds, making it faster than a Formula 1 car.
Furthermore, it will be able to break the 250 mph (402 km/h) top speed barrier. All that without any harmful emissions and with an all-electric driving range of over 300 miles (483 km).
The carbon fiber-bodied hypercar will be made at Pininfarina SpA’s headquarters in Cambiano near Turin. Estimated prices vary between $2 million and $2.5 million. Of the production run of 150 cars, 50 will be allocated to the United States, 50 to Europe, and 50 to the Middle East and Asia.