Mahindra owned- Automobili Pininfarina has finally taken the wraps off the production-spec Battista hyper-EV at the Monterey Car Week in California, over two years after it was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in concept form.
As promised, the Battista produces a mind-boggling 1,900hp and 2,300Nm of torque from a quad-motor powertrain (one for each wheel) closely related to that used by its rival Rimac Nevera. As such, it offers similarly astounding performance capabilities.
Pininfarina says that the car is good enough for a 0-100kph time of under 2sec, 0-300kph in less than 12sec and reach a top speed of around 350kph. The Battista has a 120kWh battery pack that gives this hyper-EV a claimed range of 500km and charging speeds of up to 180kW.
The Battista is primarily aimed at left-hand drive markets, with a production-run of 150 units to be equally distributed among the US, Europe and the rest of the world. The EV is expected to go on sale in early 2022, at an estimated price of GBP 1.7 million (about Rs 17.5 crore).