Automobili Pininfarina has just revealed what they will call their upcoming hypercar: the Battista.
No, there's no relation whatsoever to the actor (and wrestler). Much in the same way that Ferrari called one of their greatest ever supercars as the Enzo after their founder, Automobili Pininfarina decided to name the vehicle after the founder of Italian coachbuilder Carrozeria Pininfarina: Battista 'Pinin' Farina.
“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,” said Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina SpA. “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 from Automobili Pininfarina is an Italian all-electric hypercar that will debut at next year's Geneva motor show in Switzerland. The new automaker under the Mahindra Group will produce the Battista in limited numbers, and is touted to be the fastest and most powerful car that will be designed and produced in Italy.
Automobili Pininfarina aims to give the Battista 1900 horsepower and 2300 Newton meters of torque; more than double a LaFerrari and much more than a Bugatti Chiron. They say that the Battista has the potential to acceleerate from 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds; quicker than a modern Formula One car.
All that is expected from a car without any tailpipe emissions.