Pininfarina surprised us all when it released the Battista at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. Its exterior was sleek with pure Italian styling, and its all-electric performance was mind-blowing to say the least. Now, it’s about to get even more extreme.
1,900 hp and 1696 lb-ft of torque is expected to be produced from four electric motors and a 120 kWh battery pack. This means 62mph is dispatched in less than two seconds, putting it up there with the Rimac C_Two and the gen 2 Tesla Roadster. 186mph comes and goes in just 12 seconds, and if you keep your foot slammed to the floor, it will take you to the dizzying heights of 217mph, making it the fastest and most powerful car to come from Italy.
A special edition is expected to arrive at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, badged the Battista Anniversario, and is here to celebrate the 90th year of Pininfarina. Only 5 units will be made, and they say it will be “the ultimate expression of the Battista hypercar.” Sounds fancy.
It will have an advanced aerodynamic package which will include a rear wing and a host of other bits, but we’re unsure whether it will have an increase in power.
The Battista will enter production within the next six months with production limited to 150 units. Each one will cost $2.2 million. Worth it?