Pininfarina has unveiled its all-electric ride, called the Pininfarina Battista. Launching in 2020, the Battista is poised to be the most formidable road-legal EV.
Boasting 1,900 ponies, the Battista rages from zero to 60 in less than two seconds, and is offers a top speed of over 217mph. That effectively makes it one of the fastests electric cars on the planet. Just quick enough to beat Ferrari’s own hypercar, and perhaps just as fast, if not faster than the Ferrari F1.
To make the all-electric powertrain possible, Pininfarina worked with Rimac. The result? A beastly 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that trails 279 miles easy in just a single charge. These are mind-boggling specs, especially for an EV. It blows any other car out of the road, without even using a drop of gas.
The car also boasts an all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring and carbon ceramic six-piston brakes. Custom Pirelli tires with 21-inch wheels prop everything up, coupled with a full carbon fiber monocoque structure for some flair.
Pininfarina will only produce 150 Battista units globally. Each will be developed, hand-crafted and manufactured in Turin, Italy. Yes, the country that gave birth to two of the most famous companies people associate with hypercars.
The release date is still a ways to go, of course, but that doesn’t keep us from being thoroughly impressed with Pininfarina’s first car. From now to 2020, however, it’s entirely possible something will come out that eclipses Battista’s numbers. The silver lining is that, if such ever happens, the ride’s price will likely drop. A win-win for consumers.VISIT PININFARINA
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