Pininfarina has begun taking applications for their upcoming Battista electric hypercar.
Reborn electric car brand Pininfarina are apparently taking the Ford route of supercar ownership and opening an application process for people to try and buy their upcoming Battista electric car. They’ve set up a special website where potential owners can input their personal details and answer a few basic questions, such as what social media platforms they use, what cars they currently have in their garage, and if they’re members of any vehicular clubs.
The implication here is that Pininfarina will be able to pick and choose which people they bestow a Battista to. As a relatively new name in the electric vehicle scene, Pininfarina will be looking to make a splash by giving themselves the biggest social media presence possible, hence asking for applicant’s social media pages.
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Pininfarina-designed #Battista previewed again before Geneva 2019 debut. Named after the founder of our Company that he started in 1930, the all-electric #hypercar will be designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA’s headquarters in Cambiano under the watchful eye of Paolo #pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current @pininfarina_official Chairman #electriccars #electricvehicles #EVcars #design #style #italianstyle #italiandesign #autofans #instamood #instacar #automotive #cars
Pininfarina also detailed how their sales network will function once the Battista goes on sale. A Munich-based sales team will coordinate with dealers in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
In North America, teams will be located in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver. In Europe, dealers will work out of Birmingham, Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Stuttgart, and Monaco. In the Middle East they’ll have people in Dubai, Riyadh, and in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore. A mainland China location will be announced later this year.
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We are proud to announce “Battista” as the name of the most powerful Italian performance car ever. Automobili Pininfarina’s electric hypercar takes famous name of Pininfarina founder Battista “Pinin” Farina #pininfarina #Battista #hypercar #electriccars #electricvehicles #EVcars #design #style #italianstyle #italiandesign #autofans #instamood #instacar #automotive #cars
Previously known as the PF0, the Battista is expected to have an electric powertrain capable of delivering 1,900 hp and 1,695 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 mph. Range will be over 300 miles, although not if you’re going to be running flat-out the entire time.
Only 150 units are to be made, with 50 each going to North America and Europe, and the remaining 50 split between the Middle East and Asia. Each will be priced between $2 and $2.5 million, but that assumes you get selected during the application process.
We'll get our first good look at the Battista when it unveils at the Geneva Auto Show on March 4th.