It is officially the fastest production car in the world.

It has been almost four years since the introduction of the Pininfarina Battista at the Geneva Motor Show. At that time, the objective of the Italian manufacturer was to put it into production throughout 2020, but its manufacture did not start until this year.

But the time has finally come to see the electric hypercar in action. Pininfarina has picked the Dubai circuit to show what he is capable of and make it clear that his benefits were not a fantasy.

From theory to reality

Pininfarina Battista 12

There are many supercars that have promised great things and have not even reached production. But there are also many examples to the contrary, you just have to look at Rimac and the features offered by its first production car: the Nevera.

The first mass-produced model of the Croatian company accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.97 seconds, enough to be the fastest production car in the world. Although the truth is that the title has not lasted long because another hypercar has just snatched it away.

This is another newcomer to the most exclusive league in the automotive sector: the Pininfarina Battista. Of course, in this case we are not talking about a new brand, like Rimac Automobili, but about one of the greats in this industry, although it has carried out almost all of its activity as a designer for other brands and not as a manufacturer.

Pininfarina Battista 2

The Battista is Pininfarina’s first own car and when it was presented in 2019 it came with dizzying figures. Almost four years later, the Italian hypercar has gone from theory to practice to show that it could fulfill what was promised.

He has done it in his coming-out in middle East, the main market for this type of car. The debut took place on the Dubai circuit and so that there is no doubt, Pininfarina has videotaped his most striking records.

The result? A 0 to 100 km/h in 1.86 seconds, so we are facing the fastest new production car on the planet. To reach 200 km/h from a standstill it only takes 4.79 seconds, while braking from 100 km/h to 0 barely needs 31 meters, making it the fastest braking electric car in the world.

It should be remembered that to register these numbers it uses four electric motors, one for each wheel, which produce a combined power of 1.900 CV and a maximum torque of 2,340 Nm. All this with a range of 476 km in WLTP combined cycle thanks to a 120 kWh battery manufactured by Rimac.

Regarding the brakes, the Battista resorts to some Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with 390mm discs on both axles and six-piston calipers. It also has the help of a mobile wing that changes position under braking to increase air resistance.

Regarding the price, it is for sale by €2.2 million before taxes and only 150 units will be manufactured, always by hand. The difficult thing for the buyer will be configuring his unit because the Italian brand offers 128 million combinations to personalize every detail of the exterior and interior.

Pininfarina Battista 1

After demonstrating the potential of the Pininfarina Battista on the track, Automobili Pininfarina Director of Product and Engineering, Paul DellachaHe noted: “I am proud that our new electric hyper GT delivers on the promises we made when we set out our development plan.”

What is missing in the video is the sound to which hypercars with combustion engines have accustomed us. It is strange to see how the Battista accelerates in complete silence and it is clear that its artificial sound system Pure Sound It’s not enough to make up for the roar of a good V12, if even in Furiosa driving mode.


Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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