Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina in 2018 launched its own car brand specializing in high-performance, ultra-luxury vehicles with electric powertrains.
The first model is the Battista, a hypercar to rival the Bugatti Chiron and which 150 customers around the world will get to call their own.
Pininfarina rolled out a prototype of the Battista at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and since then the car has undergone rigorous testing, including extensive sessions in the wind tunnel and at racetracks around Europe. The most recent track session was at Italy’s Nardo high-speed oval, and behind the wheel was Georgios Syropoulos, Pininfarina’s official test driver and head of vehicle dynamics.
“The phenomenal performance potential of the Battista is clear,” Syropoulos said in a statement. “Our clients will never have experienced acceleration like this before.”
Pininfarina Battista prototype
Pininfarina’s specs for the Battista include a 0-60 mph of less than 2.0