Pininfarina Creates Special Battista To Remember Leonardo da Vinci

Pininfarina will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci by displaying a unique Battista during the British Library’s ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition.

The car was recently unveiled by ex-F1 drivers Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg and has a unique paint scheme combining blue, white, teal, and red. As if the Battista wasn’t wild enough as it is, this paint makes the electric hypercar stand out even more.

“We are proud to be a part of the ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition because we are proud of what Italian design has brought to the world. Leonardo was a true Italian genius, the first person to combine the disciplines of art, design and engineering – and from Leonardo in the 16th Century to Pininfarina in 2019, these principles remain strong,” Pininfarina design director Luca Borgogno said.

“Italy is defined by design classics, whether that is Leonardo’s work, Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Pininfarina’s Cisitalia 202 or Mattè-Trucco’s car factory in Lingotto. The common theme between them is that they presented modern, elegant, innovative functions and design in perfect harmony for the first time. The Battista design brief is a breath-taking expression of this tradition,” Borgogno added.

The radical Battista was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March ,and Pininfarina has confirmed that it is now available to order for European customers.

Power comes from the exact same powertrain as the Rimac C_Two. That means the Italian hypercar has four electric motors and a T-shaped, 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted within the center tunnel and behind the seats. Grunt sits at an impressive 1874 hp and 1696 lb-ft (2300 Nm) of torque. Pininfarina says the Battista will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 2 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in under 12 seconds.

Production of the car will be capped to just 150 units worldwide with prices starting at around $2.5 million.

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