Pininfarina, an Italian design house owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, has
unveiled the ultimate expression of the world’s first luxury pure-electric
hyper GT, the Battista Anniversario.
Anniversario cars will be hand-crafted in Cambiano, Turin, where Pininfarina
has established its design centre and headquarters. Just five will be created,
each priced from Euros 2.6 million (Rs 21.23 crore approx), making the Battista
Anniversario one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles.
The Battista Anniversario celebrates 90 years
since Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina created the legendary Pininfarina coachbuilder
and design house, and is the most powerful sports car ever to be designed and
built in Italy.
of the five Anniversario cars is finished in a combination of three signature
colours: Bianco Sestriere, the never-seen-before Grigio Antonelliano, and
Automobili Pininfarina’s signature Iconica Blu. Skilled artisans in Cambiano
take several weeks to paint each car, building up the finish layer-by-layer and
colour-by-colour – all by hand. The body is disassembled and reassembled three
times so pinstripes in the three separate colours can be hand-painted directly
onto the body.
Anniversario is also equipped with the ‘Furiosa’ package, now available to
specify with any Battista, comprising a revised carbon fibre front splitter,
side blades and rear diffuser. Exclusively on the 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.
Anniversario’s handling dynamism is further sharpened by a reduction in
unsprung weight of almost 10 kg, thanks to a new wheel design which features
centre-lock forged aluminium wheels. The rear wheels grow from 20-inch to
21-inch. Together with the performance-oriented tyres, the new rims enable the
car to achieve its top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The optional ‘Impulso’
wheels complement the options programme available for Battista.
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
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.
levels of performance are delivered alongside a zero-emissions range of over
500 km, thanks to the car’s 120 kWh battery pack, mounted within a strong
T-shaped carbon frame low down in the chassis.
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. Overall no more
than 150 Battista hypercars, including five Battista Anniversario cars, will be
hand-crafted in Italy and are expected to enter into production and be with
first owners by the end of 2020.