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1,900 Horsepower Pininfarina Battista Breaks Cover

Mahindra-owned all-electric hypercar unveiled at Geneva Motor Show…

Photo: Pininfarina

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.

Photo: Pininfarina

Photo: Pininfarina

Photo: Pininfarina

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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    Des Gruntald

    March 5, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Styling wise, that is a thing of beauty. Makes one wish there was a combustion engine version too…

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