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Pininfarina hypercar’s name, specs, and production revealed

By Chris Thompson, 12 Dec 2018 News

Pininfarina hypercar name specs production revealed news

“Italy’s most powerful and fastest car” is to be produced in limited numbers

Automobili Pininfarina has named its first car, as well as revealing most of the primary details aside from how it looks.

The Italian coachbuilder-turned-carmaker says the car is to be called the Pininfarina Battista, after company founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina.

Almost 90 years after Pininfarina was founded, the company says its first foray into creating its own car will result in the most powerful and fastest Italian performance car ever made.

With an all-electric powertrain, the Battista is to boast a total output of 1397kW and 2300Nm, those almost unfathomable numbers allowing the car to hit 100km/h in less than 2 seconds, and top over 400km/h.

150 of the luxury hypercars are to be built, with a base price estimated to land between USD$2m and $2.5m. That converts directly to between AUD$2.77m and $3.46m.

50 of those units are US-bound, while 50 will be sold in Europe and 50 are allocated to the Middle East and Asia. Whether this includes Australia is yet to be confirmed.

Paolo Pininfarina, chairman of Pininfarina and grandson to Battista says naming the car after his relative, the company’s founder, was the obvious course.

“This is genuinely a dream come true. My grandfather always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars.

“This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technological innovation and of course elegant styling. For me, we simply had to call it Battista.

“His dream becomes reality today as we link our glorious past with the future of motoring.”

The Battista is expected to be produced from 2020, with units available that same year.