Automobili Pininfarina Battista Anniversario: say ciao to a £2.2m ultra-exclusive electric hypercar
Just five of the hand-crafted models will be built in Italy
Automobili Pininfarina has unveiled one of the world’s most exclusive cars: the Battista Anniversario.
In an announcement this week, the Italian design house revealed details of its new pure-electric hypercar GT, which will be the most powerful sports car ever to be designed and built in Italy.
To get your hands on a Battista Anniversario you had better move quickly though - and have deep pockets.
That’s because it comes with a price tag of €2.6m (£2.2m) and only five will be built when it enters into production by the end of the year.
Hand-crafted in Cambiano, Turin, the Battista Anniversario celebrates 90 years since Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina created the Pininfarina coachbuilder and design house.
His grandson, Paolo Pininfarina, who is chairman of Pininfarina SpA said: “My grandfather always had the vision that one day, there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars.
“The Battista Anniversario, named in his honour to mark 90 years of the carrozzeria that he started, is a glorious way to link our past with the future of motoring.”
On the road it will be faster than a current Formula 1 car in the sub-two second 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint and will accelerate from zero to 300km/h (186mph) in less than 12 seconds.
According to the company each of the five Battista Anniversario cars will be finished in a combination of three signature colours: Bianco Sestriere, the never-seen-before Grigio Antonelliano, and Automobili Pininfarina’s signature Iconica Blu.
It will take several weeks to hand-paint each car. The body is disassembled and reassembled three times so pinstripes in the three separate colours can be hand-painted directly onto it.
As well as the five Battista Anniversario cars, the company will also build 145 Battista hypercars.
Battista Anniversario: the specs
- Number to be made: five
- Price: €2.6m (£2.2m)
- Production and delivery: 2020
- Top speed: 350km/h (217mph)
- Motors: four zero-emission electric motors generating 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque
- Range: more than 500km (310 miles)