Pininfarina Unveils World's First Electric Hypercar Battista

Pininfarina Unveils World's First Electric Hypercar Battista

Pininfarina has unveiled the all-electric hypercar 'Battista' at the Geneva International Motor Show. Named after Battista 'Pinin' Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the hypercar will be designed, developed and hand-built in very limited numbers by Pininfarina SpA in Cambiano, Turin.

"This is genuinely a dream come true," commented Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman Pininfarina SpA. "My grandfather always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars. This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technology innovation and of course elegant styling. For me, we simply had to call it Battista. His dream becomes reality today as we link our glorious past with the future of motoring."

Extreme levels of technology and functional design lie beneath the Battista's carbon fibre exterior, supporting the delivery of staggering performance for a road car. Power and torque equate to 1,900 bhp and 2,300 Nm respectively, meaning the Battista has the potential to accelerate to 62 mph in less than two seconds, faster than a Formula 1 car, and break the 250 mph top speed barrier - all with a potential zero emissions range of over 300 miles.

Photos: Courtesy of Pininfarina