A veritable show-stealer at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Pininfarina Battista provides a stunning glimpse into the future of GT hypercars. Bolstered by an impressive e-powertrain—which comes courtesy of Rimac Automobili—the powerful ride delivers 1,874 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. Expect it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, and top out at a cheek-flapping speed of 218 mph. Starting in 2020, the hypercar can be all yours for approximately US$2.6 million. Any takers?
Automobili Pininfarina has nearly nine decades of experience and numerous historical benchmarks under its belt, with founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina once being dubbed the “Picasso of the automobile world.” At long last, the company has brought forth a car bearing his name. And what a car it is. By fusing traditional design elements with forward-thinking technology, the Battista strikes a perfect balance between classic aesthetic and strictly modern performance.
To ensure the car keeps as cool as it looks, Automobili Pininfarina equipped it with five radiators. That will help regulate temperatures on the 120-kW-hr battery pack and liquid-cooled e-motors. Off-setting the heavy weight of the battery are carbon-fibre panels, aerodynamic curves, and a slim rear wing, among other things. When this electric beast finally hits the road, it’s expected to last 280 miles on a single charge.
Inside the Battista, luxury and technology synchronise to harmonious effect. Featured on either side of the steering wheel are two screens, one for controlling performance and the other for infotainment and navigation. Also included is a small and central display screen, which projects important information and rests squarely in front of the driver.
Available in colours of blue or Bianco (i.e. white), the Pininfarina Battista will be limited to just 150 units. If first impressions are anything to go by, even the most devout of diesel loyalists will make for easy converts.