Pininfarina Battista
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Pininfarina Battista at the Concours d'Elegance motor show in 2019
Overview
ManufacturerAutomobili Pininfarina
Also calledPF0 (internal codename)
Production2021–present (150 units planned)[1]
AssemblyCambiano, Italy (Pininfarina SpA; hand-crafted)[2] and Sveta Nedelja, Croatia (Rimac Automobili d.o.o.)[3]
Designer
  • Luca Borgogno[4] at Pininfarina
Body and chassis
ClassElectric sports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutIndividual-wheel drive
RelatedRimac Nevera
Powertrain
Electric motor4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors placed at each wheel
Power output1,417 kW (1,900 hp; 1,927 PS)
BatteryRimac 120 kW⋅h Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2) chemistry
Electric range500 km (310 miles)

The Pininfarina Battista is an electric sports car manufactured by Automobili Pininfarina GmbH which is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with roots in the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina. The name Battista is a tribute to Pininfarina's founder Battista Pininfarina. The car was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Specifications and features

Rear view
Rear view

The Battista is powered by a 120 kW⋅h battery pack supplied by Rimac Automobili. The car has four individual motors, each placed at a wheel and they have a combined power output of 1,400 kW and 2,300 N⋅m of torque.

The car has a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with aluminium crash structures at the front and rear. Most of the body panels are also built from the same material resulting in a low mass. The car has 533.4 mm rims in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

The adjustable suspension system of the car will be tuned for maximum road comfort. The car has five driving modes all of which alter the power generated by the powertrain. The car features carbon ceramic brake discs measuring 390 mm at the front and rear and equipped with six piston calipers front and aft. The active rear wing acts as an airbrake to improve stopping power.

The interior of the car is customisable according to the customer's specification. A carbon fibre steering wheel is flanked by two large screens on either side, displaying vital data to the driver. The interior is upholstered in leather. The car is claimed by the manufacturer to generate cabin driving sound using acoustics.[5]

The battery pack is T-shaped and is placed as such that it lies in the central tunnel and behind the seats. Once fully charged, the battery pack allows the car to have a range of 450 km.[6]

Performance

The Battista accelerates from 0-100 km/h in under 2 seconds, 0-300 km/h in under 12 seconds, and has a top speed of 350 km/h.[7][8] The Battista accelerates from 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds.[9][10]

Production

Production of the Battista will be limited to 150 units and began in 2021. The units will be equally allocated among prospective buyers from North America, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Each car is hand-built at the dedicated Pininfarina facility located in Cambiano, Italy. 40 percent of the car's production was already reserved before the car's introduction.[8][11]

In June 2019, Automobili Pininfarina unveiled a revised version of the Battista sports car in Turin, Italy. The new design elements come as the model advances through its development programme, towards the simulation, wind tunnel and development drive stages. Changes made to the design include a more aggressive front end and revised wing mirrors having stalks similar to LaFerrari.[12]

Battista Anniversario

Battista Anniversario
Battista Anniversario

On 22 May 2020 Automobili Pininfarina unveiled a special edition of the Battista called the Anniversario. Each Battista Anniversario is hand-painted in Cambiano. The car needs to be disassembled and reassembled three times before it obtains its final livery.[13] The colour scheme is an homage to the Piedmont environment, where Battista “Pinin” Farina worked and lived: Bianco Setriere, Grigio Antonelliano, and the Pininfarina signature colour, the Iconica Blu. To go alongside the new color scheme Automobili Pininfarina created a new wheel design: the Impulso. These centre-lock forged aluminium wheels represent an upgrade not only in aesthetics but also in car performance, thanks to a 10-kilo weight reduction compared to Battista wheels. The rear pair has been enlarged from 20-inch to 21-inch to enable greater traction when driving in high-performance environments.

The Battista Anniversario features a set of aerodynamic enhancements in a set called the "Furiosa Package" this includes: A carbon fibre front splitter, side blades and a rear diffuser that work together to grant increased downforce and improved stability at high cornering speeds.[14]

See also

References

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