In the article I read on the Tesla Model S versus Porsche Taycan, I compared the “brutal power and speed” of the two cars because the top trims of the respective cars produce 762 and 670 hours. If those numbers have pumped own blood, then this next car that I am going to talk about will probably givea heart attack: the body of the Battista is made of carbon fibre.
Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista is a hypercar in all respects, a model that the Italian company wants to use to pioneer the Electric Vehicle Luxury (EV) area. The heart of the beast is a 120kWh battery, which feeds four electric motors, one for every wheel, which produces a terrific 1.900hp and a torque of 1.696 pcs. It’s about four times as strong as the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in 2019.
Battista, who is also called the Pininfarina founder, Battista Farina, rockets in under two seconds to 60 miles an hour (mph), faster than a Formula 1 racing car, and reaching nearly 300 miles on one single charge. The top speed is approximately 217 mph. In just 18 months, Battista was created for some of the most impressive and exciting performance cars by an all-star team of design and engineering experts.
The designers include Luca Borgogno (Lamborghini Urus), Chief Technical Officer, Christian Jung (Porsche Mission E) and Rene Wollmann (Mercedes-AMG Project One), Program Director (Sports Car), respectively. Those cars on their own are impressive and I am proud to say that Battista also borrows about half of its techniques from another hypercar close to my heart (and home), Croatia’s Rimac C Two.
The appearance of Battista is in harmony with its performance, with typical Italian luxury car design, its carbon-fibre curves and butterfly doors flowing. Its interior is equally impressive. A three-piece control panel is fully digital and works well with the interior full-leather and the Sports Steering wheel, with a colour scheme and minimalist layout.
Sitting in a beast feels like in a futuristic, luxurious Formula 1 car. Here’s the interior: the hard part comes now: this car obviously doesn’t fit everyone with a heavy $2.5 million price tag. If you can do that, however, you should be aware that only 150 are produced and that only 50 are available for purchase in the U.S. The rest will be divided equally between Europe and the Near East / Asia.
The company has contracted specialist retailers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, to meet requests, where customers can pre-order them. All are to be manufactured next year at Pininfarina SpA, Italy. Pininfarina created and often built some of the world’s most beautiful cars. The following include the Ferrari 250 GT (1958-1960), Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1959-1962), Ferrari Testarossa (1984-1993).
Car collectors, supercar owners, managers and auto influencers were invited to see Battista at a series of private briefings in New York on 16-18 April before she departs for additional exhibitions in the USA and Canada. The car is expected to be available in 2020. This car really does not compete other than Rimac Automobili’s Rimac C Two (mentioned above). Outside the hypercar class, Tesla TSLA, -2.49 %, which CEO Elon Musk has said will be on the market in 2020, maybe the closest competitor.
In 1.9 seconds, he claims it will sprint at 60 mph and have a top speed of over 250 mph. Range is about 620 miles. The base price is a $200,000 deal. Nevertheless, the production of Tesla is not limited–you can order one right now on their website.
Battista, by contrast, is going to be rare. Without a few additional photos of Battista, I can’t end this article: is there a car you’d like me to talk about next?
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