Battista completes high speed test of pure electric hypercar GT

Automobili Pininfarina carried out the successful test at Nardò Technical Centre in Italy continuing the development of the most powerful Italian sports car ever produced. The Battista accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) sub two-seconds with a top speed of 350 km/h (217mph). 

Test Driver and Vehicle Dynamics Manager Georgios Syropoulos concluded a series of dynamic tests at the world-famous proving ground, including sprints around the circular banking of the 12.6km Nardò ring and laps of the twisting 6.2km handling track. 

Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Paolo Dellachà, said: “This test is an exciting moment for our clients and the team at Automobili Pininfarina as we complete another phase In the development of the most powerful Italian sports car ever made. We have undertaken extensive development using advanced simulation technology, and we can now fine-tune the calibration of Battista’s bespoke chassis and pioneering four-motor torque vectoring system on road and track.” 

The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – for a combined power output of 1,900 hp and maximum torque of 2,300 Nm. Power is distributed between all four wheels for optimised traction in all conditions and allows the driver to tailor a driving experience to suit their personal tastes with five unique driving modes: Calma, Pura, Energica, Furiosa and Carattere. 

Automobili Pininfarina Test Driver and Vehicle Dynamics Manager Georgios Syropoulos, said: “The phenomenal performance potential of the Battista is clear. Our clients will never have experienced acceleration like this before, yet giving them the opportunity to tailor their experience using a range of drive modes means this hypercar offers much more than just speed thrills. With a zero-emissions range of 500kms and sophisticated all-wheel drive technology, every drive in Battista will be a pleasure.” 

The prototype Battista testing at the Nardò Technical Centre is not a stripped-out development mule. Beneath its elegant carbon fibre skin, a fully finished interior complete with luxuriously executed detailing, gave engineers the opportunity to assess every element of the new hyper GT. 

The Automobili Pininfarina Battista is named after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company, which he established in 1930. The pure electric hyper GT is the realisation of Battista’s dream to see a car produced wearing the Pininfarina name. No more than 150 examples will be created, by hand, in Cambiano, Italy.

The first vehicles are expected to be delivered in 2021.

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