New Pininfarina Battista will hit 300km/h in 12-seconds

Only 150 of these all-electric hypercars will be built.

06 March 2019 - 09:12 By AFP Relaxnews
The new super fast and all-electric Pininfarina Battista
The new super fast and all-electric Pininfarina Battista
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Automobili Pininfarina just unveiled one of the year's most eagerly awaited hypercars at the Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed the Battista, this luxury electric vehicle promises 1,420kW and 0-100km/h acceleration in under two seconds.

The Pininfarina electric hypercar promises a total of 1,420kW from its four electric motors (one for each wheel). According to the automaker, it can deliver 0 to 300km/h acceleration in less than 12 seconds. Its top speed should exceed 400km/h and it boasts some 450km of range. The firm even recruited the German pro racing driver, Nick Heidfeld (former Formula 1 and Formula E) as its test and development driver.

Production will be limited to 150 Battista vehicles worldwide – with 50 for the US, 50 for Europe and 50 for the Middle East and Asia – and the first deliveries are expected at the end of 2020. Pricing is expected to be in the region of $2-$2.5 million per vehicle (roughly R28,422,900 to R35,528,625).

After this electric hypercar, Pininfarina – which belongs to India's Mahindra & Mahindra – intends to develop other production models, starting with an SUV.