Battista, the world’s first luxury electric hyper performance GT was revealed
at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.
Delivering on a long-held Pininfarina family dream and a new target of
zero emissions with extreme power, the Battista is the first solely
Pininfarina-badged car and delivers unprecedented performance.
it arrives in 2020, the Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed
and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is
unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion
engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0-100 km/h
sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900 hp and 2,300Nm torque on tap, the
Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions
year 2020 is also the 90th anniversary of the legendary Pininfarina SpA design
house, which has taken the design brief for the Battista and produced a classic
Pininfarina: an elegant form that seamlessly integrates the car’s innovative
engineering solutions to deliver unprecedented performance. It is the same
design principle of form and function in harmony as seen in classic Pininfarina
cars reaching back to the Cisitalia 202 of 1947and through more than 100
Ferraris, the most recent of which waslaunched this decade.
Pininfarina Battista is the first in a range of purely electric,
zero-emissions, luxury cars solely branded Pininfarina, delivering on a
long-held family dream that has been carried by founder, Battista, his son
Sergio, and his grandson, the current Pininfarina SpA Chairman, Paolo.
Pininfarina CEO, Michael Perschke said, “This is the most authentic and
exciting automotive story imaginable. The Battista is the hypercar of the
future, inspired by a legendary past. It combines true inspiration and
innovation in its technical achievement and emotional appeal. Electrification
unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future,
whilst a passion and respect for automotive history will define how this
landmark car looks and feels. We aim for the Battista to be a future classic
and automotive icon, writing its own page in automotive history books.”
ingredients for success reach further than statistics and history. A group of
automotive experts, the like of which have never been assembled before for the
launch of a new car company, are working for Automobili Pininfarina and
partnering with Pininfarina SpA and an enviable list of technology specialists
headed by the likes of Rimac and Pirelli. The result is that the Battista will
arrive next year having been developed through the expertise and inspiration of
a team that have been integral to the launches of cars such as the Bugatti
Veyron and Chiron, Ferrari Sergio, Lamborghini Urus, McLaren P1, Mercedes
AMG-Project One, Pagani Zonda and Porsche Mission E.
more than 150 Battistas will be hand-crafted in Italy and allocated equally
between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia. Exceptional
customer service will be delivered through some of the world’s best luxury car
retail specialists, from Los Angeles to London to Tokyo. Plans are in place for
the opportunity to fully personalise each car at Pininfarina SpA’s Cambiano
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