Automobili Pininfarina Unveils a Tribute to the 1955 Lancia Florida Staff
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Automobili Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque and 1955 Lancia Florida - Photo credit: Automobili Pininfarina

Automobili Pininfarina has introduced the Battista Cinquantacinque, a hyper GT model designed as a tribute to the 1955 Lancia Florida, which was crafted by the notable Battista 'Pinin' Farina. This model integrates historical significance with contemporary automotive technology, representing a continuation of Italian design excellence.

Automobili Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque 1 - Photo credit: Automobili Pininfarina
Photo credit: Automobili Pininfarina

Design and Inspiration

The Battista Cinquantacinque features a Blu Savoia Gloss exterior paired with a Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof, reflecting the color scheme of the original 1955 Lancia Florida. This model prominently displays the 'Cinquantacinque 55' signature on the passenger door plate and the underside of the active rear wing, acknowledging its historical inspiration.

Interior and Performance

The interior is adorned with bespoke Mahagoni Poltrona Frau Heritage Leather, contributing to the vehicle’s refined interior atmosphere. Powered by four independent electric motors and a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery, the car produces 1,900 horsepower and 2,340 Nm of torque. Performance capabilities include an acceleration from 0-100 kph in 1.86 seconds and a driving range of up to 476 kilometers.

Photo credit: Automobili Pininfarina

Global Showcase and Client Experience

The global debut of the Battista Cinquantacinque will take place in Tokyo, Japan, marking a significant step in Automobili Pininfarina's expansion. This launch highlights the company's commitment to delivering highly personalized, client-centric services.

Legacy and Future

Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, stated, "This was a truly special and unique opportunity to design a car that plays homage to Pininfarina SpA's heritage. The colour combination of the Battista Cinquantacinque is incredible and shows the vision Battista Farina had when he designed the Lancia Florida back in the early fifties. Not only that, but that very same model helped guide me when creating the PURA Vision design concept, a truly unique vehicle that sets the template for future models from Automobili Pininfarina."

The design features like the Lounge Doors in the PURA Vision concept draw direct inspiration from the 1955 Lancia Florida, showcasing continuity in design innovation.

Automobili Pininfarina continues to be a leader in crafting vehicles that blend individual client preferences with a profound legacy of design excellence.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team. Staff Staff

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