Pininfarina Battista Revealed in Geneva
The Pininfarina-designed pure-electric luxury hyper GT Battista was unveiled on March 4 (2019) at a gala event on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show.
Automobili Pininfarina is based in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, developed and produced in Germany and Italy, all models will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most sustainable luxury car brand in the world.
The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment following the signing of a trademark licence agreement between Pininfarina SpA and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Pininfarina SpA will take an influential role in supporting design and production capacities based on their unique almost 90-year experience of producing many of the world’s most iconic cars.
Other collaborators include Rimac Automobili, who will adapt battery technology and Pirelli SpA , who will develop a tyre programme, ensuring that Battista’s full power can be as much appreciated as its Pininfaina’s design.
The three all-electric Battistas received their public world premieres on the Automobili Pininfarina and Pininfarina SpA stands at the Geneva International Motor Show, which runs from 5th March to 17th March.
The Battista will shatter traditional performance targets set by machinery powered by any internal combustion engine. Yet it will do this with a focus on luxury and drivability that offers a targeted 450-kilometre range and a level of comfort and connectivity that will tempt owners to take to the roads more than the track.
The Battista electric hyper car encompasses a vision of beauty and sustainability, delivering 1,900 hp and zero emissions in classic Pininfarina style, where form and function are elegantly combined in a beautiful carbon body.
In redefining electric vehicle dynamics in a Pininfarina-badged car, the Battista has the distinct potential to become an instant collector’s item. Only 150 will ever be built, all delivered to their owners through a global network of the world’s most respected luxury and performance car retailers.
Automobili Pininfarina will combine their ‘in-house’ expertise in partnership with some of the world’s leading automotive design and engineering suppliers to support aggressive targets for performance and market launch in late 2020.
Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina, said: “The Battista represents a beautiful dream for us all. In just 12 months we have set up an amazing new electric car brand that delivers on the Pininfarina-family dream to see a luxury car solely badged Pininfarina. The best possible technical partners have joined us on this journey to develop the Battista with zero emissions and more power than is possible from an internal combustion engine. The Battista represents purity, beauty and rarity, and a vision for sustainability that appeals to the heart as much as the head. It will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and will make you fall in love with electric power.”
Source: Automobili Pininfarina