Famous Ferrari designer made its debut with Pininfarina Battista
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of Pininfarina? Well… Its the same with us. Famous Italian automotive designer. Also a founder of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, a well-known Italian car designer company.
The company was founded by Mr. Battista “Pinin” Farina back in 1930. Many of the well-known sports cars in the mid and late 20th century were signed with the signature of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, Pininfarina S.p.A. in the latter days. Ferrari Testarossa, Ferrari Enzo, Alfa Romeo Spider, and Lancia Aurelia B24S – just to name a few. I remember that my dad used to say – it’s not really a designer car if not signed by Pininfarina. The good old days!
Still, as we live in the era of globalism where mainly capital rules, it was hard to expect that a company that size will survive by itself on the global market. Mahindra, an Indian multinational car manufacturing corporation headquartered in Mumbai, bought Pininfarina in 2015 for about $28 million. Three years later, and after several extra investments, Mahindra announced the launch of Automobili-Pininfarina. A “new sustainable luxury car brand based in Europe” was born. And now, only a month ago, Automobili Pininfarina, revealed its first production car…
The Pininfarina Battista!
Three models of Battista were presented at the Geneva motor show this year. We are particularly talking about an all-electric hypercar beast that is faster than some Formula 1 race cars! It takes less than 2 seconds to go from 0 to 62 miles/0 to 100 kilometers per hour. It has four electric motors (one on each wheel) and a power output of 1,900 horsepower. Can you even imagine that power?
The Battista will have a top speed of more than 223 mph/358 kph. The 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack will deliver the vehicle an estimated range of nearly 280 miles/360 kilometers.
Only 150 models will be made at the Pininfarina SpA atelier in Turin, Italy. They will be divided out equally with 50 designed to each major region of North America, Europe, and Asia. In case any of you readers are one of the lucky owners, we congratulate you! Drive on!
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