Remember that scene in “Top Gun: Maverick” where Tom Cruise’s character flies his fighter jet through the desert at breakneck speeds, every muscle tensed to combat the incredible G-forces? That’s how it feels like driving the Pininfarina Battista.
The Pininfarina Battista electric car was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The electric vehicle is named after the company’s founder, Battista Pininfarina. The Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar is produced by the Pininfarina GmbH automobile company in Munich, Germany. Battista is also known as PF0, which is an internal codename.
The $2.2 million, 1,900-horsepower electric supercar is mind-bendingly, terrifyingly fast, recently breaking the world acceleration record for a street-legal car. The Battista reached 60 mph in 1.79 seconds and 124 mph in 4.75 seconds on a track in Dubai.
Look and feel of Pininfarina Battista
It’s also amazing in almost every other way, from the way it growls at idle to its stunning looks. The Battista not only demonstrates that electric vehicles aren’t just glorified golf carts or boring commuter cars; it’s also a good reason to buy a Powerball ticket every now and then.
The Battista is the first model from Pininfarina, a new car brand spun off from the eponymous Italian design studio. The hypercar is named after the company’s founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina, who always wanted to launch his own car but never had the opportunity due to his work on iconic models for Ferrari and others.
The classic, timeless silhouette of the Battista reflects that history. But, at its core, it’s all about the present and pushing the boundaries of what an EV can be.
When you get close to the Battista, you’ll notice a pulsing, futuristic whirr that indicates this is no ordinary vehicle. The sound is faint, almost undetectable in its most subdued driving mode, aptly named “Calma.”. Switching to Furiosa mode unleashes all of the supercar’s monstrous power, as well as a loud, aggressive rumble. Despite the lack of an engine, you can feel the car vibrating when you touch it. The Battista continues to purr even while in motion, because what’s the point of buying a flashy supercar if no one knows to turn and catch a glimpse? The soundscape, while artificial, adds some theatre and drama to a vehicle that could just as easily be as silent as a Tesla or a Nissan Leaf.
The Battista, like any other supercar worth its exorbitant price, has doors that open inward rather than outward. They include a section of the roof, allowing you to enter without having to duck too low.
From behind the wheel, the Battista resembles a spaceship or an aeroplane more than a regular car. Its low, deep seats wrap around you tightly. Its cockpit has two slanted towards the driver touchscreens flanking the steering wheel. To avoid distracting you from the road ahead, a small display just behind the wheel displays only critical information such as your speed and range. A pair of large, gleaming knobs serve as selectors for the Battista’s driving settings and gears.
Each of the 150 Battistas Pininfarina intends to produce will be unique; any combination of options selected by a customer will not be available to future buyers. According to Pininfarina, each car requires approximately 1,300 hours of labour.
Pininfarina Battista Price, Features & Specifications:
Battista Battery Capacity & Charging Time
Rimac Automobili supplied a 120 kWh Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2) battery for the electric vehicle. This battery has a maximum range of 450 km on a single charge. In this car, a 180 kW DC fast charging system was used, which charges the battery up to 80% in 25 to 30 minutes.
Power and Performance of Pininfarina Battista
Four liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors mounted on all four wheels power the Pininfarina Battista Electric car. And the motor produces 1,417 kW. (1,900 hp; 1,927 PS). It has power and torque of 2300 Nm. As a result, the Battista EV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 350 kmph. The car has five driving modes, all of which replace the power generated by the engine.
Pininfarina Battista designed the body structure. Body structure Aluminum body panels with full carbon fibre monocoque. It has crash structure safety at the front and back. Suspension System That Can Be Adjusted Disc brakes made of carbon-ceramic ( 390 mm at the front and rear and equipped with six-piston ). To improve stopping power, the active rear wing acts as an airbrake. Steering wheel made of carbon fibre
This is one of those cars that, if you have to ask, just move on — is around $2.2 million, putting it in the same league as the Bugatti Chiron. A limited “anniversario” edition will comprise five of the expected 150-unit build run for customers considering an upsell. It differs from the standard version by some cosmetic changes, which raises the price by $70,000 or more.