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Pininfarina to Debut Enhanced Battista at Salon Privé

Advanced EV and hybrid technology are certainly at the forefront of this year’s Salon Privé with a selection of international hypercar brands all debuting new cars to the UK market.

One such brand and currently returning from a fabulous series of unveilings during Monterey Car Week, is Automobili Pininfarina, who are now preparing to launch their stunning and enhanced Battista at this year’s Salon Privé which takes place at Blenheim Palace from 5th – 8th September, 2019. 

Having been launched to an eagerly-awaiting world at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and delivering on the Pininfarina family dream to see a range of luxury cars purely badged Pininfarina, Automobili Pininfarina then embarked on the next phase of simulation testing in the wind tunnel and on the track under the guidance of ex-Formula 1 and Formula E racer, Nick Heidfeld, their Development Driver. From a design perspective, the result of the development program was a car with a redefined front which reinforced its hypercar look and feel and created a greater visual connection between front and back.

With 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb-ft torque available from its four electric motors, Automobili Pininfarina is aiming for a 0-62 mph sprint of less than 2 seconds for the Battista along with a single-charge range of 500 kilometers. Essentially, it’s a hypercar on one hand and an eminently driveable and beautiful luxury car on the other. With a maximum of just 150 examples being made, it will be ultra-exclusive. Just 50 Battistas are planned for Europe, 50 targeted at North America and 50 to the Middle East and Asia and the €2m hypercar will only be available to order through a small network of specialist luxury car and hypercar retailers.

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Pininfarina’s 1900bhp Battista hyper-EV

Say hello to the most powerful road-legal car ever to come out of Italy. It’s not a Ferrari. It’s not a Lamborghini. And it’s not a Pagani. It’s the Pininfarina Battista – a hyper-EV with approximately 1,900bhp and 1,696 torques.

Pininfarina’s 1900bhp Battista hyper-EV

Say hello to the most powerful road-legal car ever to come out of Italy. It’s not a Ferrari. It’s not a Lamborghini. And it’s not a Pagani. It’s the Pininfarina Battista – a hyper-EV with approximately 1,900bhp and 1,696 torques.

The UK Premiere of the Pininfarina Battista Hyper GT

Following a global reveal at the recent Geneva International Motor Show, Automobili Pininfarina today announces that the 1,900 hp, pure-electric Battista hyper GT will make its UK debut from Friday 5th April as part of the world’s most exclusive motor racing event – the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting.

Presented in a bespoke pavilion in the Goodwood Motor Circuit paddock, the new luxury hypercar will be joined by an icon in Pininfarina’s back catalog of design, a stunning 1955 Lancia Aurelia owned by the Duke of Richmond.

Members of the Goodwood Road and Racing Club are invited to meet with the new team of experts responsible for designing and developing the Battista, including the legendary ‘fastest man on the Goodwood Hill’, Nick Heidfeld. Former Formula 1 and Formula E racer Nick is Automobili Pininfarina’s lead development driver tasked with tuning the Battista’s dynamic performance. At Goodwood he will be joined by Rene Wollmann who, having led the development team for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, has recently joined Automobili Pininfarina as Program Director, Sportscars.

Nick Heidfeld said: “It is a privilege to return to Goodwood for the UK debut of the Pininfarina Battista. The Members’ Meeting is full of legendary sports cars that in many cases have become game changers. We aim for Battista to be regarded in the same way in the future and to be recognized for the perfect combination of beautiful aesthetics and unprecedented performance.

The innovative EV powertrain beneath the Battista’s carbon fibre body and monocoque provides the perfect platform on which to develop the most powerful car that will have ever been designed and built in Italy. I’m looking forward to sharing the past, present and future of Pininfarina and presenting the Battista at Goodwood in April.

Representatives of HR Owen and Rybrook Cars, Automobili Pininfarina’s selected retail partners for the UK, will also be supporting the car’s 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting debut. Prospective clients are requested to apply for ownership of one of no more than 50 European-bound Battista hypercars that will be available in the UK from late 2020 through the retail specialists, currently priced at an estimated €2m.

The Bianco Sestriere pearlescent white Battista design model that starred in Geneva will be on display at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Its pure white form features just a few complementary design accents that will remind connoisseurs of the famous Ferrari 512S Modulo concept of 1970.

First Look: The Pininfarina Battista

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Battista seeks to break new ground in the history of automotive when it arrives in 2020. Named after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, who founded the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company in 1930, the all-electric hyper GT will be designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA under the watchful eye of Paolo Pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current Pininfarina SpA Chairman. The Battista, appropriately enough, will be the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and produced in Italy.

A carbon fiber monocoque chassis and visually stunning carbon fiber body provide the foundation for the extreme levels of technology and functional, elegant driver-focused design solutions at the heart of the hypercar.

The result will be staggering performance for a road car: power and torque of 1,900 hp & 2,300 Nm, providing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in under 2 seconds (faster than a current F1 cars), 300 km/h in less than 12 seconds and the ability to achieve a top speed of up to 350 km/h. All with a potential zero-emissions range of up to 450 kilometers and an extreme focus on drivability.

The weight distribution of the T-shaped 120 kWh battery pack is configured to optimize the Battista’s dynamic potential, with four motors independently distributing torque and power to each wheel, delivering all the benefits of modern torque vectoring. Cooling circuits and systems are based around five radiators.

Whilst the car’s electronic brain serves up a thrilling new experience in dynamic driving, its braking system offers the back-up to that performance. Massive, carbon-ceramic 6-piston brakes (390 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear) provide fade-free deceleration and hugely effective brake regeneration to the battery will be engineered into the system. The active rear wing features an air brake function.

The Battista’s suspension is tuned specifically to deliver a thrilling, engaging and yet comfortable dynamic experience. The driver will be able to electronically adjust the dynamic experience through multiple modes tuned to a range of driving scenarios and will also be able to tailor the noise the 1,900 hp car makes – the Battista’s on-board sound program will focus on using vehicle hardware to generate acoustic entertainment, rather than generate artificial sounds.

Inspired by, and paying homage to, famous Pininfarina designs such as the Cisitalia 202, Ferrari Dino Berlinetta Speciale, Ferrari Modulo, and Sintesi concept cars – each ahead of its time and instantly influential when presented – the Battista will feature classic Pininfarina design cues and a unique blend of beauty and technological innovation in perfect balance. Battista owners are guaranteed the same vision, passion and innovation that comes with all the iconic Pininfarina-designed cars of the past.

The proposed “Performance Package” aims to deliver a higher top speed in a controlled environment with specific trims and tires – more details will be revealed at a later date.