Visitors to the 77th Goodwood Members Meeting in April 2019 were the first in the UK to see the new Pininfarina Battista hypercar. The 1900hp, pure-electric Battista was presented in a bespoke pavilion in Goodwood’s paddock alongside a Pininfarina-designed 1955 Lancia Aurelia owned by the Duke of Richmond.
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Also present was the fastest man ever up Goodwood’s Hillclimb, Nick Heidfeld, who is Pininfarina’s lead development driver. He said: “The innovative EV powertrain beneath the Battista’s carbonfibre monocoque provides the perfect platform on which to develop the most powerful car ever to be designed and built in Italy.”
No more than 50 Battista hypercars will be sold in Europe (150 worldwide), with UK deliveries starting in late 2020, priced at around €2 million. The model displayed was in Bianco Sestriere pearlescent white finish. The stats are impressive: 0-62mph in less than two seconds (faster than a Formula 1 car) and a top speed of over 25omph, plus zero tailpipe emissions and a range of over 300 miles.
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