Automobili Pininfarina has unveiled the ultimate expression of the world’s first luxury pure electric hyper GT, the Battista Anniversario. The car celebrates 90 years since the creation of the legendary Pininfarina coach builder and design house. It is the most powerful sports car ever to be designed and built in Italy.
Got $2.9m stashed away somewhere?
Battista Anniversario cars will be hand-crafted in Cambiano, Turin, where Pininfarina has established its design centre and headquarters. For $2.9m no wonder only five will be created – making it one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles. You can always buy 41 Electra Quds E.Es ($70,000 per car) for the same money. Skilled artisans take several weeks to paint each car, building up the finish layer by layer, all by hand.
Battista Anniversario ‘Furiosa’ Package
Battista Anniversario is also equipped with the ‘Furiosa’ package, now available to specify with any Battista. Comprising a revised carbon fiber front splitter, side blades and rear diffuser. Exclusively on Anniversario, these parts are finished in a two-tone combination of exposed signature carbon and carbon tinted in Iconica Blu with pin stripes in Bianco Sestriere. Besides the exclusive livery, a bespoke rear wing, rear aero fins and other bespoke details are unique to the Battista Anniversario. The aerodynamic enhancements enabled by the Furiosa exterior changes deliver increased downforce and greater stability at higher cornering speeds and a more dynamic balance to the car.
Prformance-oriented tyres, wrapped on the new rims enable the car to achieve its top speed of 350 km/h. The optional “Impulso” wheels complement the options programme available for Battista.
Exterior and Interior Design
Further bespoke details include Anniversario’s unique seats, finished in sustainably crafted black leather and black Alcantara. In addition, the limited-edition hypercar features an engraved chassis plate, headlight engraving, ‘Anniversario’ script on the side wings, black anodized dedication door plaques with a homage to the founding of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in 1930, signature ‘Pininfarina 90’ logos, and a specially engraved chassis plate between the seats.
The Anniversario shares its technical underpinnings with the Battista. Its carbon fibre monocoque chassis and body provide the strong foundation and backbone of the hyper GT, with its four electric motors generating 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque, apportioned to each wheel by the most advanced torque vectoring system. This delivers a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car with an internal combustion engine. Faster than a current Formula 1 car in the sub-two second 0-100 km/h sprint, the Battista accelerates from 0 to 300 km/h in less than 12 seconds.
These levels of performance are delivered alongside a zero-emissions range of over 500 kms, thanks to the car’s 120kWh battery pack, mounted within a strong T-shaped carbon frame low down in the chassis.
The reveal of the Battista Anniversario in Geneva comes as the dynamic testing phase of Battista accelerates, with impressive early results: powertrain prototypes are already achieving 80% of their performance capability, with further tests scheduled in the hands of legendary racer Nick Heidfeld, now Development Driver with Automobili Pininfarina.
Did we say how limited it will be?
During the summer of 2020, a very limited number of potential customers will also have the opportunity to experience the Automobili Pininfarina Battista’s thrilling performance at special drive events created around the world. We are guessing our invite will definitely be lost in the mail, so we cannot give you live updates.
Overall, no more than 150 Battista hypercars, including five Battista Anniverario, will be hand-crafted in Italy and expected to enter into production and with first owners by the end of 2020.