Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAY-JUN 2019

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When its sensuous shape was unveiled amid much fanfare at a gala VIP event on the eve the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Pininfarina's Battista arguably became the world's most covetable all-electric hypercar. No more than 150 will be hand- built in Italy, with first deliveries scheduled for 2020, to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the legendary Pininfarina SpA design house, founded by Battista "Pinin" Farina. " T h i s i s g e n u i n e l y a d r e a m c o m e t r u e ," s a i d Pa o l o Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina SpA. "My grandfather always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars. This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technological innovation and of course elegant styling. For me, we simply had to call it Battista. His dream becomes reality as we link our glorious past with the future of motoring." The triumvirate of Battista models presented at the world premiere were developed under the guidance of a dream team of automotive experts that have been integral to the launches of cars such as the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, Ferrari Sergio, Lamborghini Urus, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG-Project One, Pagani Zonda and Porsche Mission E. Both the monocoque chassis and body are comprised of carbon fiber. e T-shaped 120 kWh battery pack is configured with four motors that independently distribute torque and power to each wheel, thereby delivering all the benefits of modern torque vectoring. Cooling circuits and systems are based around five radiators. A DREAM REALIZED Legendar y Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina unveils Battista, the world's first pure electric hyper performance GT Written by Andre James / Photos courtesy of Pininfarina SpA 36

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