Highly regarded Italian styling house Pininfarina has partnered with electric supercar maker Rimac and Formula E team Mahindra Racing to make a 1,900 hp electric hypercar a reality.
The hypercar, dubbed the Pininfarina Battista, makes 1,900 hp and around 1,600 lb-ft of torque from its four-motor electric all-wheel drive powertrain, helping it sprint from 0-60 mph in under two seconds and reach a top speed on excess of 217 mph (350 km/h). It will also accelerate from 0-186 mph (300 km/h) in under 12 seconds, putting it in the company of hypercar royalty such as the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera.
Pininfarina claims the Battista’s t-shaped 120 kWh battery pack can provide an theoretical driving range of around 279 miles (450 km). The company didn’t mention charging times, but it doesn’t seem overly concerned with this, claiming hat “90% of owners are expected to charge the car where it is garaged.” The Battista will have DC fast charging capability, however, and the company claims that “by 2021 using App-based charging networks will be normal for many owners,” and “the 10% who drive the car to its range limit will be well prepared.”
The Pininfarina Battista is built around a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and features lightweight carbon fiber body panels. Massive carbon-ceramic 6-piston brakes (at all four corners!) help bring it to a stop, while electronically adjustable dampers allow the driver to tuned the car for a range of driving scenarios using the five-mode drive select system.
The company says the driver “will also be able to tailor the noise the 1,900 hp car makes,” using the the Battista’s on-board sound program, which “will focus on using vehicle hardware to generate acoustic entertainment, rather than generate artificial sounds.”
The Pininfarina Battista, on display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show this week, will be sold through a network of “specialist retailers.” Production will be capped at 150 units.