Pininfarina Battista

The Pininfarina Battista is an electric sports car manufactured by Automobili Pininfarina GmbH which is headquartered in Munich, Germany with roots in the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina SpA. The name Battista is a tribute to Pininfarina's founder Battista Farina. The car was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista, front right, Bridgehampton.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerAutomobili Pininfarina
Also calledPF0 (internal codename)
Production2020 – (150 units planned)[1]
AssemblyCambiano, Italy
DesignerLuca Borgogno
Carlo Bonzanigo
Body and chassis
ClassElectric sports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutIndividual-wheel drive
Powertrain
Electric motor4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors placed at each wheel
BatteryRimac 120 kWh Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2) chemistry
Electric range451 km (280 miles)

Specifications and featuresEdit

 
Rear view of the Battista hypercar

The Battista is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack supplied by Rimac Automobili. The car has four individual motors placed at each wheel and they have a combined power output of 1,400 kW (1,903 PS; 1,877 hp) and 2,300 N⋅m (1,696 lb⋅ft) of torque. The Battista shares 40–50% of the pure technical components of the Rimac C Two.[2]

The car has a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with aluminium crash absorbers at the front and the rear and most of the body panels are also built from the same material in order to keep the weight low. The car has 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

The adjustable suspension system of the car will be tuned for maximum road comfort. The car has five driving modes all of which alter the power generated by the powertrain. The car features carbon ceramic brake discs measuring 390 mm (15 in) at the front and rear and equipped with six piston calipers front and aft. The active rear wing acts as an airbrake to improve stopping power.

The interior of the car is customisable according the customer's specification. A carbon steering wheel is flanked by two large screens on either side, displaying vital data to the driver. The interior is upholstered in leather. The car is claimed by the manufacturer to generate cabin driving sound using acoustics.[3]

The battery pack is T-shaped and is placed as such that it lies in the central tunnel and behind the seats. Once fully charged, the battery pack allows the car to have a range of 451 km (280 miles).[4]

PerformanceEdit

The Battista is claimed to accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in about 2 seconds, 0–299 km/h (0–186 mph) in 12 seconds and has a claimed top speed in excess of 349 km/h (217 mph).[5][6]

ProductionEdit

Production of the Battista will be limited to 150 units and will begin in 2020. The units will be equally allocated among prospective buyers from North America, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Each car will be hand-built at the dedicated Pininfarina facility located in Cambiano, Italy. 40 percent of the car's production was already reserved before the car's introduction.[6][7]

Production updateEdit

In June 2019, Automobili Pininfarina unveiled a revised version of the Battista sports car in Turin, Italy. The new design elements come as the model advances through its development programme, towards the simulation, wind tunnel and development drive stages. Changes made to the design include a more aggressive front end and revised wing mirrors having stalks similar to the La Ferrari.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dobie, Stephen (27 September 2018). "Pininfarina's PF0 supercar will have nearly 2000bhp". Top Gear. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ Autocar: 1900bhp Pininfarina Battista EV can hit 217 mph | Autocar, accessdate: 9. March 2019
  3. ^ Blain, Loz (5 March 2019). "Pininfarina Battista unveiled: 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar is an absolute stunner". New Atlas. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ Korosec, Kristen (5 March 2019). "Pininfarina's $2 million electric 'Battista' hypercar is faster than a Formula 1 race car". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  5. ^ O'Kane, Sean (5 March 2019). "Pininfarina's 1,900 horsepower Battista is one of the fastest EVs on the planet". The Verge. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b Deziky, Phil (5 March 2019). "Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900 horsepower all-electric car". Electrek. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  7. ^ Reid, David (5 March 2019). "A new $2 million all-electric 'hypercar' accelerates faster than an F-16 jet". CNBC. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ Katsianis, Jordan (20 June 2019). "Automobili Pininfarina Battista shown in Italy with new design tweaks". Evo. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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