Yes! You heard it right, the car with the utmost road-legal acceleration in the world is not Ferrari, Bugatti, or any other popular luxury car brands that you often hear about. It’s  “Pininfarina Battista,” a recently launched EV worth millions of dollars.

Pininfarina Battista is the car named after its owner, Mr. Battista “Pinin” Farina. The company “Pininfarina” was founded on 23 May 1930. At present, the company is owned by the Indian multinational company Mahindra Group. It acquired a 76.06 percent share of the company in the year 2015.

Battista electric hypercar

After the design was unwrapped at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, Pininfarina has been a show to watch for constantly competing with its natural fuel-based counterparts. It’s obvious, the world’s fastest-accelerating electric vehicle, but with its drive from 0 to 60 mph within 1.79 seconds, it set a new world record. And the best part is, the world record is not as an EV but as a vehicle meaning, it’s on top among other petrol and diesel-based vehicles as well.

In the first go, the company is only producing 150 number of these cars. And as per the company’s claim, that it requires 1300 hours of labor for the production of each car, the luxury is undoubtedly worth the money.

Battista on track

To know more about its detailings, make a glimpse at the table below!

Specifications

Motors4 AC permanent magnet electric, 1877 hp
Torque1696 lb-ft
LayoutFront/Rear Motors, AWD, 2-pass, 2-door hatchback
Transmissions1-speed auto
Top Speed217 mph
Curb Weight4550 lb (MT est)
Length187 inches
Width78.2 inches
Height47.6 inches
0-60 MPH1.8 sec (mfr est)

Features

  • It is a powered hypercar.
  • It can decelerate from 60 to 0 mph within 102 feet.
  • It uses a 120 kWh battery pack supplied by Rimac.
  • It has set records by traveling 124 mph in 4.75 seconds
  • The car vibrates despite not having an engine.
  • The artificial soundscape for entertainment brings out a dramatic effect
  • Has doors that cover a section of the roof
  • Indoors, it has low deep seats that give one hell of a comfort
  • The cockpit has two touchscreens, the small one displaying basic speed and range info while the latter allows selecting driving settings and gears.
  • Customizable seats for each car.
Pininfarina Battista

Price

At today’s market exchange rate, Pininfarina Battista can be priced at $2.25 million. When the price goes above a million, it’s certainly among the most expensive cars in the world. And by being an EV, Pininfarina Battista certainly saves you millions of dollars, you’d otherwise require for petrol or diesel.

Taking a glimpse at other market rivals of Pininfarina Battista, its price is higher than Porche Carrera GT which cost $1 million. Similarly, you can also buy a Lamborghini Reventon and Ferrari Enzo for a lower price, i.e., $1.9 million.

In contrast, the hypercars including Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport come at a price of $3.64 million while Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ has a price of $3.76 million to pay.

The most nearby priced luxury car for Pininfarina Battista might be the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which costs $2.39 million.

FAQs

Is the Pininfarina Battista electric?

Yes, Pininfarina Battista is an electric hypercar.

Is Pininfarina Battista same as Rimac Nevera?

No, Pininfarina Battista and Rimac Nevera are not the same cars, instead, they’re quite tough rivals for one another.

How much does Pininfarina Battista cost?

Pininfarina Battista costs $2.25 million.

What is the fastest electric hypercar in the world?

Rimac Nevera is the fastest electric hypercar in the world with a top speed of 258 mph.