At the Monterey Car Week, Mahindra-backed Automobili Pininfarina unveiled the pure-electric Battista super GT. It is being dubbed the most powerful Italian automobile in history by Pininfarina. Battista is the name they gave it in honor of the company’s founder. Mahindra’s ‘Race-to-Road’ technology transfer effort resulted in the automobile. The Battista features a carbon-fiber body over a carbon fiber monocoque frame. The automobile even includes an articulating rear wing that may be used as an airbrake if necessary.
Battista Pinin Farina was the mastermind behind the development of the Pininfarina design firm in Italy in the 1930s. Generations of legendary automobiles from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and other brands have come to life thanks to that design firm. Pininfarina is now not just designing automobiles, but also producing them. Only 150 Battistas will be produced by the luxury Italian automaker, and with so many cosmetic and interior choices, no two are likely to be identical. The heritage-inspired motif of the Anniversario includes three distinctive colors: Bianco Sestriere, Iconica Blue, and Grigio Antonelliano, and the intricate paint scheme takes weeks to complete by hand at Pininfarina’s design center in Cambiano, Italy.
Interior Design of Pininfarina Battista
The driver’s seat is upholstered in brown leather, while the passenger’s seat is covered in black leather. The interior has a great combination of black and brown leather, with the upper section of the dash being black and the bottom part being brown. A strip of blue LEDs runs below the dash’s center panel, separating the two zones. The two digital screens on either side of the steering wheel, as well as certain air vents and controls that are practically concealed from view, are all located on the central panel. We can also determine how much carbon fiber you want and where it will be used. If you choose, you may have the buttons and knobs on the center console encased in carbon fiber. According to Michael Perschke, the Director of Pininfarina, “We’ve seen the PF0 has a super GT, but we’re not selling a track vehicle. The goal is to use on a daily basis.” The Battista will have Level 3 autonomous driving hardware to make it more user-friendly.
Exterior Design of Pininfarina Battista
The narrow light bar across the nose is identical, as is the curved nose. Just before the windscreen, there’s a blacked-out section with a rearward-facing vent that opens lower down the nose of the automobile. On the automobile seen in Geneva, the light bar was always illuminated, and it was protected by two primary light clusters positioned in the corners of the fascia, each with one main light source inside. Although the form of the headlamps resembles that of a McLaren, no sports car has the same size moveable wing on top of the nose as the Battista. Other blue accents on the car include a blue line across the roof rails, as well as blue highlights on the rocker panels and around the rear fender intakes. A projecting splitter can be seen beneath the headlights. There are two horizontally placed fins in each corner, as well as a center mesh grille that is likewise recessed, leaving the large-scale splitter with its black carbon fiber inlays in the center to do the talking.
Engine & Battery of Pininfarina Battista
A T-shaped battery pack with 6960 lithium-ion cells and a total gross capacity of 120 kWh accounts for a third of the vehicle’s reported 4400-pound curb weight. Pininfarina estimates that 97 percent of the capacity, or 116 kWh, will be utilized, which is far greater than the industry average. Four electric motors, one per wheel, receive the gasoline. On the European cycle, the firm forecasts a range of 500 kilometers, while Battista consumers are likely to be more motivated by performance. According to Pininfarina, reaching 100 km/hr takes only 1.8 seconds, and reaching 300 km/hr takes less than 12 seconds. The top speed is limited to 315 km/hr by an electronic limiter. When it comes to speed, the business says that a 180-kW DC connection can charge a battery from 20% to 80% in 25 minutes. Pininfarina claims it’s purposely reducing the peak charge rate to lengthen the battery’s life, despite the fact that it’s only half the rate provided by the latest Electrify America fast-chargers.
Features & Specs of Pininfarina Battista
The Pininfarina Battista is said to have an indescribable subtlety that merges perfectly into the luxury experience, as well as being a simple hypercar to live with. Carbon fiber is used extensively throughout the cabin, and clients may customize their machines in a variety of ways. It has been praised for its smoothness, comfort, and silence.
Price of Pininfarina Battista
It’s worth mentioning that just 150 Battistas will be built in the world, each costing roughly Rs 19.29 crore. On the other side, the Battista Anniversario model costs 22.8 crores. Sure, there’s a ridiculous amount of power, but it’s all wrapped in a classically gorgeous carbon-fiber shell, made with the world’s best materials, and with unlimited personalization choices that ensure each of the 150 cars produced is one-of-a-kind.