First production-spec Pininfarina Battista makes US debut


For those who were wondering what happened to the Pininfarina Battista, well, there’s an update. The first production-spec model made its debut in California at the Monterey Car Week’s The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance events.

The first example showed off its exposed carbon fibre bodywork and forged aluminium alloy wheels. All of the styling elements from the 2019 prototype appear to have been retained.


The cockpit features the optional Pilota seats upholstered in a combination of black leather and quilted Iconica Blu Alcantara, with Iconica Blu contrast stitching. Complementing the black-blue theme is a Jewellery Pack of black anodised brushed aluminium elements.

For the uninitiated, the Battista is an Italian cousin of the Rimac Nevera. Which means there’s enough horsepower and torque to feed an entire town. Battista claims slightly different output figures compared to the Nevera, but not too far: 1,417 kW (1,900 bhp) and 2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft) of torque.

Also, Pininfarina is developing a distinctive aural signature for the Battista, with the soundscape having a core frequency of 54 Hz. “Every driver has an emotional bond with the car and the sound of Battista will nurture this connection, not by replicating a familiar car sound, but with one that radiates the beauty of Battista’s design both inside and out. This way, the Battista will not only impress with its aesthetic appeal and performance, but also on a new emotional level enhanced through the sound. We look forward to the input we will receive from clients in the US as we fine-tune Battista’s sonic experience,” said René Wollmann of Automobili Pininfarina.

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