Mahindra unveils electric hypercar, can do 0-100kmph in two seconds
Mahindra & Mahindra-owned automaker Pininfarina has finally unveiled 'Battista', its highly anticipated electric hypercar. Unveiled at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, the hypercar can do 0 to 100kmph in less than two seconds. It will be "the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy" after hitting the markets in 2020. It is priced at $2.6 million. Here are the details.
Battista can beat a F1 race car
The new Battista sports a luxurious carbon fiber body with motorized aerofoil spoilers at the rear. It packs four electric motors to generate 1,900bhp of power and zoom from 0 to 100kmph in under two seconds. The peak torque of the car stands at 2,300Nm, while top speed goes beyond 350Kmph, which is fast enough to match, or even beat, Ferrari's F1 car.
Plus, benefits of zero emissions
Battista delivers these capabilities without consuming a single drop of gas. The car runs on a 120kWh battery pack from Rimac Automobili and promises a range of 450 kilometers on a single charge. Pininfarina claims the hypercar's all-electric powertrain will deliver "a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology".
Statement from Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke
"This is the most authentic and exciting automotive story imaginable. The Battista is the hypercar of the future, inspired by a legendary past" Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke said. "We aim for the Battista to be a future classic and automotive icon."
Here's a look at White Pininfarina Battista
However, it won't be the fastest in the world
Though the new Battista is fast, it won't beat the fastest electric or gas-powered hypercar, The Verge reported. In the EV category, this position is held by Rimac's Concept Two which can hit the top speed of 415kmph. Meanwhile, in the gas car segment, it is Koenigsegg's Jesko which promises an insane top speed of 482kmph.
Battista will arrive in 2020, but there's a catch
Pininfarina has confirmed that Battista will be arriving in 2020, but the deal is, only 150 of these cars will be made. They will be hand-crafted in Italy and allocated equally between the regions of North America, Europe, and the Middle East/Asia. Meanwhile, customer service will be provided through some of the best retail luxury car specialists, the company has said.
Mahindra & Mahindra acquired Pininfarina in 2015
Pininfarina is a popular name in the automotive design industry, but with Battista, the company is taking its first step in the area of actually manufacturing cars. This effort is backed by the expertise of Mahindra & Mahindra, which acquired a controlling stake in the design house for $190 million. The deal took place in late 2015.