Indian automobile giant Mahindra backed Italian car maker Automobili Pininfarina launched their first-ever hyper car – the Pininfarina Battista at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. A Mahindra beast that beats even the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron in terms of power, and is faster than Formula 1 car.
The Geneva Motor Show is a big deal in the global automobile manufacturing sector, an annual gathering where international companies showcase their latest unlaunched products. For this year, the event started with a bang of manufactures lining up their upcoming cars – but the one that caught the limelight was the Pininfarina Battista, developed by Automobili Pininfarina, a new Italian entity which was founded last year by parent company Mahindra.
The Pininfarina Battista is packed with a 120 kWh battery from Rimac employed cylindrical cells weighing 650 kg, and is designed to go from 0 to 100 kmph in less than 2 seconds, and from 0 to 300 kmph within 12 seconds. It can also achieve a top speed of 350 kmph, which is higher than most Ferraris, and even the F1s. To control such immense amount of power and speed, they have integrated the brake specialist Brembo’s specially developed carbon-ceramic discs – similar to those used in F1s. And to sustain such braking system and speed, massive 21-inch wheels encapsulated by P Zero Trofeo tyres are used for optimum handling.
All this makes Battista, the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy. And it is a car that can take a take on other hyper cars like the Bugatti Veyron and Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari Sergio, Lamborghini Urus, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG-Project One, Pagani Zonda and Porsche Mission E. The epitome hyper car has made a debut in the Geneva show, and will now be ready to be launched in commercial production by 2020 – with an aim to be “be a future classic and automotive icon, writing its own page in automotive history books”.