The Pininfarina Battista hypercar has completed its first high-speed test programme in Nardò, Italy.
The pure electric hyper GT is beginning a new chapter in the development programme of the most powerful Italian sports car ever produced. The Battista will go through nine tests and validation versions on public roads and in private test facilities for fine-tuning and homologation.
The comprehensive test programme is currently underway in order to offer the Battista’s unique dynamics package, which will include five selectable driving modes.
The car will be incredibly fast as it is equipped with 120 kWh battery that provides power to four electric motors, one at each wheel, for a combined power output of 1,900 hp and maximum torque of 2,300 Nm. The car is expected to go from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 2 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph.
Test Driver and Vehicle Dynamics Manager Georgios Syropoulos concluded a series of dynamic tests including sprints around the circular banking of the 12.6 km Nardò ring and laps of the twisting 6.2 km handling track.
The performance that this all-electric hypercar will offer to customers will be truly unmatchable, according to Syropoulos.
“The phenomenal performance potential of the Battista is clear,” he said. “Our clients will never have experienced acceleration like this before yet giving them the opportunity to tailor their experience using a range of drive modes means this hypercar offers much more than just speed thrills.”
The car will also boast an incredible range as according to Syropoulos it will be able to do 500 km on a single charge.
The Battista will be the first electric hypercar to feature advanced racing-inspired Brembo CCMR carbon-ceramic brake technology. The car is not only meant to be incredibly fast but also highly technological. Customers will enjoy online connectivity worldwide without interruption or incurring additional charges, thanks to a partnership with integrated communications leader, Deutsche Telekom.
The incredible connectivity will allow Over-The-Air technology, which will be capable of remotely updating software for 26 individual control modules on the Battista, encompassing everything from the pure electric powertrain to the infotainment. Smart Diagnostics technology will also monitor the hyper GT to spot potential issues before they arise.
The technology of the car makes the Pininfarina a truly futuristic hypercar. However, the name comes from the past of the company as it is an homage to Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company, which he established.