The production version of the Automobili Pininfarina Battista has made its debut at the Monterey Car Week.
This 150-unit limited-run hyper GT is the first vehicle fully made by the legendary design house in its 91-year history.
“To see the first production-intent example of our pure-electric hyper GT on the highways of California signals the beginning of an exciting new chapter in its development,” said Paolo Dellachà, Chief Product and Engineering Officer of Automobili Pininfarina.
“This is a significant landmark and hugely rewarding moment as we count down towards making the first client deliveries later this year.”
It is no surprise that the designers at Pininfarina made this hyper GT look incredible.
The spec of this production version enhances its stunning design as it comes equipped with exposed black carbon bodywork, forged Impulso aluminium alloy wheels, and the optional Pilota seats finished in black leather and “Blu” Alcantara upholstery.
The interior is complemented with a Jewellery Pack, finished in brushed black aluminium.
An even-more-exclusive Battista Anniversario edition is also set to be revealed at Monterey Car Week.
Only five of these special-edition hyper GTs will be made and they feature aerodynamic enhancements and tailored detailing.
When unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 as a concept car, Pininfarina said the Battista would produce 1,417kW and 2,300Nm – and the production version does just that.
Making this power are four electric motors – one on each wheel – and a 120kWh battery.
This set-up allows for a sub-2-second 0-100km/h sprint, a top speed of 350km/h, and a range of over 500km.
To accompany this power, and replace the sound of the missing petrol engine, Pininfarina added a Pure Sound feature with a core frequency of 54Hz.
This frequency will rise in multiples of 54Hz, with the new sound layers being added as the speed of the vehicle increases.
A 54Hz frequency was chosen as it is a natural multiple of 432Hz – known as Verdi’s A and is said to be the sound of the universe as conceived by famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
The use of this sound will enhance the emotional connection between car and driver, said Pininfarina.
The Pininfarina Battista has a price of $2,500,000 (R37,000,000) – while the highly-limited Pininfarina Battista Anniversario costs $2,900,000 (R42,900,000).