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Pininfarina Battista Anniversario: Rare electric car to cost $ 2.9 million

Pininfarina Battista Anniversario: Rare electric car to cost $ 2.9 million
Written by Gabriel
Battista Anniversario will be the most powerful Italian car ever made, according to now.

In fact, it will be so limited that only five examples will be built – all by hand.

Pininfarina will only build 150 examples of the Battista hypercar, including the five Anniversarios, with production that will start later in 2020.

Anniversario celebrates 90 years since Battista Farina founded Pininfarina coachbuilder and design house.

It was supposed to be unveiled at the Geneva auto show, but the event was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“My grandfather always had a vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars,” said Paolo Pininfarina, President of Pininfarina, at the company’s headquarters near Turin, Italy.

“Battista Anniversario, which honors him for marking 90 years of carrozzeria as he began, is a wonderful way to connect our past to the future of the car.”

“Faster than many racing cars”

Powered by four electric motors that generate 1,900 horsepower, Anniversario has a faster top speed than the usual Battista, increasing to 217 mph.

The hypercar will accelerate from 0 to 300 kmh (186 mph) in less than 12 seconds and will be faster than a current Formula 1 car in the second two second 0-100 kmh (62 mph) sprint.

Anniversario will also have a zero discharge interval of more than 310 km, the company says.

Each of the five cars will take several weeks to paint by the Pininfarina artists when the body is disassembled and reassembled three times.

Former Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld has tested Battista and is impressed with what he has seen.

“I’ve piloted the fastest road and race cars in the world. I’ve never driven anything as powerful as Battista,” the 42-year-old said.

“Battista is faster than many racing cars, but it is not a pure racing machine. Driving in all situations is its primary focus. We will now concentrate our time test and develop Battista to deliver a car that is at the forefront of technological opportunities and innovation. “

The pininfarina was bought by Indian giant Mahindra Group 2015 for $ 185 million.

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