Sunday, February 25, 2024

Pininfarina Battista Anniversario exceeds the performance of Formula 1 car

It took 90 years for the Italian coachbuilder to become a full-fledged manufacturer. Pininfarina will indeed deliver at the end of the year the first copies of its Battista, presented last year in Geneva. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary, the Italian automaker has unveiled a special Battista Anniversario variant.

The Pininfarina Battista Anniversario is equipped with the package called “Furiosa,” also available for the basic version of the hypercar, which includes the front splitter in carbon fiber, side skirts, rear diffuser and elements finished in two-tone carbon with the Iconic Blue tint to act as base for exteriors enriched with details in Bianco Sestriere, exclusive look of this limited edition. Other specific elements of the hypercar are the rear wing and the aerodynamic appendages on the tail, which improve the load and the stability in corners at high speed.

The hypercar features the rear wing and the aerodynamic appendages on the tail
The hypercar features the rear wing and the aerodynamic appendages on the tail.

It has four electric motors that generate 1,900 hp (1,400 kW) of power and 2,300 Nm of torque distributed to each wheel by the dynamic torque vectoring control system. We are talking about performance unattainable by any road sports car driven by an internal combustion engine. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in less than 2 seconds beats a Formula 1 car while accelerating from 0 to 300 km/h (0 to 186 mph) takes less than 12 seconds. With ultra-high performance tires, the car reaches a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Autonomy is over 500 km (311 miles), thanks to the 120 kWh battery pack mounted inside a solid carbon T-structure at the bottom of the frame. Also, thanks to the new wheels with 21-inch wheels, with performance-oriented tires, the overall weight of the electric hypercar is reduced by almost 10 kg.

The Battista Anniversario will be produced in a limited edition of only five copies at a price of €2.6 million (about $2.9 million) each, making it one of the most exclusive cars in the world. A total of 150 Battista specimens will be produced, including the five Anniversaries with the start of production and delivery to the first customers scheduled for the end of the year.