Automobili Pininfarina's Battista will make its public debut on August 16th

15 July 2019, 00:41:49

Automobili Pininfarina's Battista will make its public debut on August 16thAutomobili Pininfarina has confirmed that the Battista - the world's first pure-electric luxury hypercar will make its public debut tomorrow - on August 16th during the Monterey Car Week at The Quail. A series of exclusive presentations will be held at the House of Automobili Pininfarina near the Pebble Beach golf club.

The main participant will be Design Director Luca Borgogno who will elaborate on the PURA design philosophy of the brand. He will be joined by Development Driver Nick Heidfeld and Rene Wollmann, Director Sports Car, who will share highlights from Battista's technical development program. An enhanced version of the Battista pure-electric hypercar featuring a refined front design will be presented to current and prospective clients, who have been personally invited to the company's private residence in Monterey.

Automobili Pininfarina has confirmed 50 Battistas are currently allocated to North American clients via six luxury car retailers who have partnered with Automobili Pininfarina in Los Angeles (O'Gara Coach Co. LLC), Miami (The Collection LLC), New York (Miller Motorcars), San Francisco (Price Simms Auto Group), Toronto (Pfaff Automotive Partners) and Vancouver (Weissach). Potential customers are invited to apply to own a Battista now using an online service within the company’s website

Michael Perschke, Automobili Pininfarina CEO, said: "We enjoyed a successful first appearance at Pebble Beach last year with the Battista prototype, but for 2019 our dreams become reality. This limited-edition masterpiece is the world’s first pure-electric luxury hypercar and we look forward to presenting it in a lightly evolved form to our clients. We have great technical insights to share and I am certain our guests will be excited to see what is coming next from our great team of designers."

Rene Wollmann said: "The aerodynamic performance we witnessed with Battista in the Pininfarina wind tunnel was almost identical to our expectations following CFD modelling. Fine tuning the aero package using CFD, wind tunnel and dynamic simulation means we can confidently predict a significant increase in the potential range of Battista versus our original prediction of 450 km on a single charge. This is fantastic news for future Battista owners."

Nick Heidfeld said: "Driving an early version of Battista in the simulator was an amazing experience. The preparation, set-up and execution of the first runs of a brand-new hypercar with unprecedented levels of performance were excellent; comparable to any first simulation sessions I ran in my motorsport career. Most impressive was how well the car handled. But of course, as I expected, the sheer acceleration is totally mind-blowing and incomparable with any car I have experienced, from road or track." Source

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