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The most powerful road-legal car ever is electric

05 March 2019

Pininfarina Battista arrives in 2020, it's fully electric and at 0-62mph in less than two seconds, it’s faster than a Formula 1 race car!

Image courtesy of Pininfarina Battista

When it arrives in 2020, the Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0-62mph sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900hp and 2,300Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package.

Automobili Pininfarina CEO, Michael Perschke: “This is the most authentic and exciting automotive story imaginable. The Battista is the hypercar of the future, inspired by a legendary past. It combines true inspiration and innovation in its technical achievement and emotional appeal. Electrification unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, whilst a passion and respect for automotive history will define how this landmark car looks and feels. We aim for the Battista to be a future classic and automotive icon, writing its own page in automotive history books.”

The Battista will arrive next year having been developed through the expertise and inspiration of a team that have been integral to the launches of cars such as the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, Ferrari Sergio, Lamborghini Urus, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG-Project One, Pagani Zonda and Porsche Mission E.

The resulting hypercar will appeal to the world’s automotive connoisseurs from a technical and aesthetic standpoint, and also because of its rarity. No more than 150 Battistas will be hand-crafted in Italy and allocated equally between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia. 

Plans are in place for the opportunity to fully personalise each car at Pininfarina SpA’s Cambiano headquarters.


Image courtesy of Pininfarina Battista

• Range – 280 miles

• Acceleration 0-62mph - under 2 seconds

• Acceleration 0-186mph - under 12 seconds

• Power output - up to 1,900hp (1,400kW)

• Max. torque - up to 2,300Nm

• Top speed – over 217mph

• Battery energy - 120kWh

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