Mahindra-owned 1,900PS Pininfarina Battista electric GT makes public debut
The first-ever production-spec Pininfarina Battista has made its debut ahead of a formal showing at the ongoing Monterey Car Week in the USA. The electric hyper-GT is the first offering from Automobili Pininfarina, the automotive arm of famed design house Pininfarina, and currently owned by Mahindra. This example of the Battista is one of only 150 units that will be hand-built at the firm's facility in Cambiano in Italy.
The Pininfarina Battista is mechanically related to the Rimac Nevera and makes similarly astounding numbers. The hyper EV can do 0 to 100 kmph in under 2s and can reach a 350 kmph top speed. There are four electric motors, one at each wheel, that are fed by a 120 kWh battery pack good for a 500 km WLTP range. The Battista can support charging at up to 180 kW allow for a 20 to 80 per cent top up in under 25 minutes.
The first example of the Pininfarina Battista is done up in exposed black carbon fibre bodywork and sits on polished aluminium alloy wheels. The interiors are done up in the optional Pilota sports seats finished in black leather and blue Alcantara. There's blue contrasting stitching as well as elements finished in polished black aluminium. Also debuting is the Battista's soundscape designed based on a natural frequency first conceived by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
The styling and interior design of the Battista remain similar to the prototype showcased earlier. Prices for the Pininfarina Batista start from USD 1.7 million or over Rs 12.6 crore before options and taxes. Also on display in Monterey will be the more track-focused Battista Anniversario, all five of which have already been spoken for.