The Visionary and the Reckless

Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina was an Italian automobile designer and the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company founder in 1930 and considered a visionary and perfectionist.

On 14 December 2015, the Indian multinational giant Mahindra Group acquired 76.06% of Pininfarina S.p.A.

The Pininfarina Battista is an electric performance car manufactured by Automobili Pininfarina GmbH in Munich, Germany.

The name Battista is a tribute to Pininfarina’s founder Battista Pininfarina.

Pininfarina launched the Battisat at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

It was the first Pininfarina solo-branded production car without any third-party automaker’s involvement.

Although Rimac Automobili supplies the battery pack.

The Battista has four separate motors at each wheel, producing 1,874 bhp.

For context, zero to 60mph in 1.79 seconds, zero to 120mph in 4.49 seconds.

The latest creation is the Pininfarina Battista Edizione, of which there will only be five, with a price tag of £3.2 million.

The cars honour Giuseppe Antonio ‘Nino’ Farina, Battista’s nephew.

Nino was an Italian racing driver and the first official Formula One World Champion. He got the title in 1950.

Unlike Uncle Battista, Nino was known for being quick but reckless.