Mahindra Group owned Italian car design maker Pininfarina has a special vehicle to showcase at the British Library’s ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition on occasion of 500th birth of Leonardo Da Vinci. We are talking about a unique Battista that was shown by former F1 drivers Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg. It has unique color scheme that combines blue, white, teal, and red. Pininfarina Battista is already a crazy electric vehicle, but with this color scheme it even stands out. Luca Borgogno, Pininfarina design director said that being a part of ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition is a huge honor for them as they bring forth Italian design to the world.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a pioneer and was first person to combine disciplines of art, design and engineering. He further stated that Italy is defined by design classics and is encompassed by Leonardo’s work, Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Pininfarina’s Cisitalia 202 and Mattè-Trucco’s car factory in Lingotto. The common factor among them is they present modern, elegant, innovative functions and design in perfect harmony for the first time. Battista design engulfs the same breath-taking expression. Pininfarina Battista was shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. Italian design house has confirmed that it is available for order to European customers.
Power used in Battista is same as Rimac C_Two. Thus, this electric hypercar is powered with four electric motors and a T-shaped, 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted within the center tunnel and behind the seats. Combined output of Battista is 1,874hp and 2,300 Nm of torque. Pininfarina claims that Battista is able to accelerate from 0-62mph in under 2 seconds and 0-186mph in under 12 seconds. Price of each Battista is $2.5 million and production is capped at 150 units.