Automobili Pininfarina has taken the wraps off its first production car, the Battista, an all-electric hypercar featuring 1,900 horsepower, Monday evening at the Geneva Motor Show.
Named after Battista “Pinin” Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coach building company, the carbon fiber-chassied car can reach 0-62 mph in less than two seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph.
Performance features include active rear aero, six-piston carbon-ceramic brakes and a full carbon fiber body.
Its 120 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery packs 280 miles of range on a single charge, with most of the components shared with the Rimac C_Two, including its four electric motors for each individual wheel.
The car will go on sale in the second half of 2020, with an expected price between $2 to $2.5 million.
Only 150 Battistas will be produced, each hand built at its factory in Turin, Italy.
The Mahindra-owned brand was officially launched last year, where it announced plans to “sustainably develop” and produce fully-electric ultra-luxury cars in low volumes.
Mahindra has proven its EV capabilities in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, where it fields the Mahindra M5Electro for Jerome d’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein.
Mahindra development driver Nick Heidfeld has been among those involved with the Battista.