With its 1,900 horsepower, this super electric car will make you forget about the Tesla Model S.

With its 1,900 horsepower, this super electric car will make you forget about the Tesla Model S.

It was in Piedmont, Italy, that Pininfarina began producing 150 examples of its electric “hyper GT”, the Battista. Production by hand, and customization pushed to the extreme.

We have to go back to 2018 to find the first Battista landmark, the first car that signed Automobili Pininfarina as a manufacturer. And it was on the shores of Lake Geneva, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, that the electric hypercar was presented to the public for the first time. “Hypercar”, or rather “hyper GT” as the famous Italian constructor likes to present it, setting off a major automotive event. Production that also began in July 2022 in Cambiano, Italy, in the Piedmont region, where the very first copy of the “production” Battista left the workshop.

Up to 28 weeks per vehicle

The 2,300 m2 workshops set up to assemble the most powerful Italian hypercar of this time welcomes a team of craftsmen, who are divided into fourteen workshops, combining the most modern production machines, and the most technical processes.

A typical color cycle alone takes three to four weeks to apply different coats of one of the 28 colors offered by the Piedmont region. Doors in the elytron as for them, assembled in two days.

Battista in Monaco 2

As Pininfarina explains in his press release, in total, 10 weeks are necessary for Battista to see the light of day. We are talking about the “basic” Battista, because for the five customers who have already put their hands on the “Anniversario” edition with hand painting, then another 18 weeks must be added! Ten craftsmen are needed to assemble each Battista, representing no less than 1250 hours of manual work. And again, the most exclusive anniversary model blocks the time to 1,340 hours.

At the end of the process, each Pininfarina Battista is inspected for 24 hours on the lift, before leaving for road tests. Once everything is checked, we can remove the protective film for a final inspection of the bodywork.

14 quintillion foreign suits

The nature of the customer Pininfarina wants for its Battista calls for extreme customization. The goal is clearly that no two are alike. And with 13.9 quintillion (billion billion!) exterior combinations (body color, brake caliper color, wheel finish…) and 128 million possible interior configurations, the chances of a Battista in your neighborhood are just as slim as yours.

Pininfarina accompanies its customers in the process of personalizing their car, which very much involves the possibility of coming to a lounge specially set up within the assembly workshops to touch the equipment, discover and define the color … When you pay. at least 2.6 million eurosit’s the smallest things.

And of course, customers will not be left in the wild with their Battista handed over either: they will benefit from after-sales support based on three programs, which can range from maintenance for five to ten years, to an Aftermarket painted body. initial configuration during production.

100 km / h in 2 seconds

Let’s finish with a reminder: the one about the craftsmanship and performance of the Pininfarina Battista. And they are interesting. Its 120 kWh battery is powered by four electric motors, one in each wheel (two 250 kW and 280 Nm at the front, two 450 kW and 900 Nm at the back). The power of 1,900 horses and a torque of 2,340 Nm allows the Battista to reach 100 km / h, start to stop, in less than two seconds (1.8 seconds), and 350 km / h at top speed. As for autonomy, it is estimated at 500 km on the WLTP cycle.

Statistics that are very close to his opponent nominated by all: Rimac Nevera. 1,914 horse power, 2,360 Nm of torque, 0 to 100 km / h in 1.97 seconds and a top speed of 412 km / h, on paper, the Croatian electric hypercar remains very little profitable. All that remains is to decide between them on the track. And first introduced to Battista customers this summerThere may not be a long wait, especially since The delivery of the Rimac Nevara has just begun ! In comparison, the Tesla Model S Plaid advertises 0 to 100 kilometers in 2.1 seconds with its 1,020 horse power distributed over its three engines. But it’s a family sedan with a big trunk and more affordable!

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