Move over Mr Rimac

06 December 2022

First unveiled four years ago, the Pininfarina Battista only went into production earlier this summer, but it’s already setting records.

Performance figures for the Battista all-electric hyper GT

The Battista made its dynamic debut in Dubai, where it accelerated to 60 mph in just 1.79 seconds, breaking the previous record of 1.86 seconds, which the Rimac Nevera set last year. 

Also the fastest to 120 mph in 4.49 seconds, it has set a record for the fastest-braking EV in the world, stopping from 62mph to zero in just 31 metres.

With a top speed of 217mph, the Automobili Pininfarina Battista is the most powerful Italian car ever made, producing 1,900 horsepower and 1,696 ft lbs of torque. 

No two Battista hyper GT models will be the same; clients from all over the world will be encouraged to visit the Atelier facility in Cambiano, Italy, to work closely with designers to produce a bespoke motor car reflecting their personal taste.

The Battista, priced at £1.89 million, and only 150 examples will be built, with a build time of 1,200 hours to complete. So far, only a handful of clients have their cars.

According to one lucky motoring hack. ‘The impact is seismic and brutal. Every organ, blood cell and fibre get pinned to the seatback, while the absence of any engine noise or rumble is replaced by a finely tuned 54Hz frequency which is ‘pumped’ through the car’s speakers.’