Pininfarina Battista hyper GT made its world debut at Monterey Car Week

19 August 2021, 01:51:40

Pininfarina Battista hyper GT made its world debut at Monterey Car WeekDuring one of the busiest and most significant periods yet in the life of Automobili Pininfarina, the production-specification of the Battista hyper GT made its world debut at Monterey Car Week on the roads of California as part of a series of events in the US.

The ultimate illustration of sustainable luxury and peerless design, the Battista's dynamic debut also gave clients the first opportunity to experience its tailor-made exterior soundscape at the high-profile and exclusive showcase.

With Black Exposed Signature Carbon bodywork and Impulso forged aluminium alloy wheels, as well as a striking interior featuring optional Pilota seats finished in sustainable black leather and quilted Iconica Blu Alcantara upholstery, it took full advantage of Automobili Pininfarina's recently announced bespoke personalisation service, which allows every Battista to be uniquely configured.

The final steps on the road to delivering the world's first pure-electric hyper GT will continue later this month when a group of select clients will have the opportunity to drive the production-form Battista, experiencing the most powerful road-legal Italian car ever built both on track and on the road.

The unique exterior soundscape and 'Pure Sound' philosophy of the Battista was also revealed to clients. Curated for emotion and excitement while enhancing safety and driveability, the soundscape amplifies organic frequencies from the electric motors for an enthralling experience for both driver and onlookers.

The soundscape is inspired by the work of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, in a similar way the Battista's looks to Pininfarina's Italian design heritage. The soundscape has a core frequency of 54 Hz which is a multiple of 432 Hz, known as 'Verdi's A,' and is said to provide greater clarity and is easier on the ears than other frequencies. This delivers a pure sound that complements the Battista's pure, elegant design philosophy.

The Battista Anniversario, an exclusive model limited to just five units worldwide, also made its US premiere at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

This ultra-rare model featured a bi-colour tinted Furiosa Pack comprising of a front splitter, side blades and rear diffuser, and caught the eyes of guests at the prestigious car show as it showcased the modern interpretation and result of Pininfarina's heritage and innovation.

Automobili Pininfarina's US programme of events additionally saw the exclusive Battista Anniversario make its US premiere, and the launch of a new partnership between the maker of the world's first pure-electric luxury hyper GT and BOVET 1822.

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