Remember the Pininfarina Battista? After its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it was supposed to be officially available last year. But we all know what happened in 2020. This time, the production-spec vehicle is finally ready, and it made its debut at the recently concluded Monterey Car Week.
This specific Battista showcases what can be done through Pininfarina’s bespoke personalization service. It’s specced with “Black Exposed Signature Carbon” bodywork featuring, well, exposed carbon-fiber bodywork and five-spoke forged-aluminum alloy wheels. The interior is upholstered in sustainably sourced black leather and quilted blue Alcantara, and equipped with the “Interior Jewelry Pack” (a fancy name for black brushed-aluminum trim).
It still uses the same powertrain with four electric motors providing a grand total of 1,900hp and 2,300Nm. The firm says that the Battista will do the 0-100km/h sprint in less than two seconds (making it faster off the line than a Formula 1 car), while still having an estimated range of over 500km from a 120kWh battery pack.
Pininfarina also boasts about the car’s “unique soundscape” that rises in 54Hz increments with added “sound layers” as you go faster. As for why the specific figure, 432 is a multiple of 54, and the automaker explains that “432Hz is said to be a pure sound that complements the Battista’s pure design.” Whatever. Marketing fluff aside, we’ll let you be the judge when people inevitably upload videos of the car’s sound to the Internet.
Aside from seeing the Battista on display (alongside other classic Pininfarina designs), US-based customers were given an opportunity to take it out for a test drive on the streets of California. Only 150 examples will be made, but if you feel that this number is still too many, the ultra-rare Battista Anniversario also made its debut at the Monterey Car Week. Production will be limited to just five units.
There’s still no pricing information available, but expect the Battista to make a substantial dent in the wallets of its clientele.