Pininfarina Battista Makes Its North American Debut With 1,900 Horsepower And A Devastatingly Quick 0-60 Time

The company claims it will be the "most powerful car designed and built in Italy"

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina will produce just 150 examples of its electric hypercar.

As a styling house, Pininfarina has some of the best-looking — and most popular — production cars under its belt. You may recognize their work if you look at a wide range of Ferraris, stemming from the legendary 250 all the way through the Enzo and the 458 Italia, most would agree the company ‘s designers know how cars should look. Now, they’re putting their own name to an electric hypercar. The Pininfarina Battista will make its North American debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. From there, it will head into production in 2020.

Fittingly, the name Battista refers to the company’s founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina (Later Battista Pininfarina), who started the firm in 1930. Pininfarina’s namesake car is certainly striking, both to look at and on paper. The company is claiming the title for the Battista as “the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy”, and to that end produces 1,900 horsespower through its four electric motors. Torque is equally monstrous, with 1,696 lb-ft.

More than that, the production car claims a 0-60 time of “under 2 seconds”. Other than that, Pininfarina did not disclose any further numbers other than its 120 kW battery pack. When it’s not shredding its Pirelli P Zero tires, the company claims it can make it from “New York to New Hampshire” on a single charge. That wasn’t backed up with a number, but it’s about 275 miles from New York City to Concord.

Pininfarina Battista

Only 50 will come to North America

There was one more number: 150 units. That’s all the examples of the Battista Pininfarina will hand-build in Turin. Of those, only 50 will begin arriving in North America starting in 2020.

The price? You know how the saying goes. Nevertheless, Pininfarina did disclose the Battista’s price — a cool $2.5 million. The company has opened a website allowing interested potential customers to apply. Apart from the 50 coming to our shores, the remaining 100 will be split between European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

Pininfarina Battista