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MAY-JUN 2019

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Conjoining extreme performance with zero emissions, the road- legal Battista will be faster than a current Formula 1 race car; its 1,900hp engine enables a 0-60mph sprint in under two seconds. With an estimated range of more than 200 miles per charge, the all-wheel drive Battista will offer five different drive modes for a range of scenarios. An on-board sound program will allow the driver to tailor the noise the Battista makes, focusing on vehicle hardware, rather than artificial sounds, to generate acoustic entertainment. Beefy carbon-ceramic 6-piston brakes provide fade-free deceleration and battery regeneration. "The Battista represents purity, beauty and rarity, and a vision for sustainability that appeals to the heart as much as the head," said Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina. "Electrification unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, whilst a passion and respect for automotive history will define how this landmark car looks and feels. We aim for the Battista to be a future classic and automotive icon, writing its own page in automotive history books." While Pininfarina presented a trio of specifications in bespoke colors, there will be a high level of customization, with lucky buyers working closing with designers at the factory in Cambiano. e company plans to split sales equally among Europe, North America and the rest of the world. Joining the elite club of Battista owners comes with a $2 million+ price tag (official pricing wasn't available as of press time), a figure that hasn't deterred the cognoscenti of cars in the United States, who have already reserved more than half of the continent's allocation. sl slmag.net 37

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