After years of teasers, concepts, and promises, the Pininfarina Battista all-electric supercar is finally in series production!
There’s almost nothing you can say about the Pininfarina Battista hypercar that people will understand. It accelerates from 0-60 MPH in just 1.8 seconds, for example. Maybe you can wrap your head around the fact, but have you experienced it? The car’s top speed, 217 MPH, is another mind-bender — and, before the Tesla fans chime in, the Battista is electronically limited to 217 MPH, with claims of 250+ MPH seeming to the least exaggerated of the claims swirling around this automotive masterpiece.
And, make no mistake, that’s what this car is. Designed by Pininfarina, the design house responsible for all the Ferraris you like, the Battista represents the kind of hypercar the studio would design for itself, free from the baggage of history, iconography, and other “heritage” that goes into making Alfas look like Alfas and Fiats look like Fiats and, admittedly, Ferraris look like Ferraris.
With so much to live up to, the mere fact that the $2 million (plus) electric supercar is actually, really, very much in production is, itself, a victory. The fact that the company was smart enough to figure out a way to develop its tiny, 7,500 sq. ft. space in Cambiano, Italy, into a for-real production line where a team of 10 talented craftspeople will hand-build each of the 150 pre-sold Battista cars in 1,250 hours (plus an additional 90 hours of work for the hand-applied paint finish), is more than a victory. It’s an automotive gold medal.
Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out the photo gallery and official launch video, below, then let us know what you think of the Battista in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Pininfarina Battista Gallery + Video
SOURCE | IMAGES: PININFARINA.
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