Mahindra-owned Pininfarina has revealed their electric vehicle Battista that develops a remarkable power of 1,900bhp and a torque of 2300 Nm.
The Italian design which has been acquired by Mahindra and Mahindra has unwrapped their electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show. Even though being well-known around the world for making the world-class car design for a long time, it is actually the first time that Pininfarina buckles down to crafting a whole new car.
Being the first vehicle made by Pininfarina, the Battista has gained international attention thanks to the mind-blowing promised power output, especially for an electric vehicle. It is claimed by Pininfarina to be “the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy” which comes across as quite a statement regarding this country has given birth to a great number of supercar brands.
Pininfarina Battista is the first product built by Pininfarina from scratch
The Battista follows the traditional style featured on various Pininfarina designs. Sporty and classy, that’s what this electric hypercar shares with the rest of Pininfarina's products. At the front, the Battista features LED headlights and a sleek LED bar. A set of 21-inch alloy wheels are soured from Pirelli P Zero. On the rear side, it houses a playfully dual tone split design that resembles folded-back wings.
The Battista keeps up with Pininfarina's signature design
The charging port location is tuck behind the tail lamps. When charging, the LED light will indicate the charging percentage. Also, the hypercar is built on a carbon-fibre monocoque structure along with a carbon fibre roof and hood and carbon subframe. Inside the Battista, it sports high-end technologies including the trio displays on the dashboard.
And the most anticipated part of the car comes from its powertrain setting which allows the Battista to reach the high sky power of 1,900bhp and torque of 2300Nm in paper thanks to the four electric motors. Each motor is responsible for one wheel, all of which together could generate the total output of 1,400kW, equivalent to 1,900bhp. With such an impressive power in hand, the car could propel from 0 to 100kmph within 2 seconds. It is able to build up the top speed of 217 miles per hour, equivalent to 349kmph.
The 120kWh lithium-ion battery on the Battista is even more capable than the Model S and Model M by 20kWh. The battery allows the Battista to run 280 miles on one single charge, claimed by Pininfarina. The battery pack is provided by first-class EV manufacturer Rimac.
This electric supercar is due to arrive in 2020. By the time it rolls off, it is unlikely that it could win the title of the fastest EV on earth as Rimac's Concept Two is probably the right one. The number of Battista is limited to only 50 units.