1900-strong Pininfarina Battista hypercar prepares to launchFebruary 13, 2020
The final test of the 1900-strong Italian hypercar will be held under the leadership of the former Formula 1 pilot Nick Heidfeld.
About a year ago, one of the largest automotive designers, Pininfarina, announced that it was finally ready to release a car under its own brand. And not just a car, but an “electric monster” with a capacity of 1900 horsepower, which will certainly be remembered for many decades.
A car called Battista was first shown at last year’s Geneva auto show. As the next Swiss car dealership was approaching, an exciting announcement was made for those who expect to see the car on the road – The Italians have begun a hypercar testing program and will be finalizing it over the next few months. The program is launched by Rene Wolmann, a former Mercedes-AMG Project One project manager.
The start of the test means that the car will have to overcome a large number of road miles in order to smooth out any mechanical defects. This task will be performed by a former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld. Pininfarina claims the first Battista will be delivered to Cambiano, Italy, at the end of the year.
“Mule cars using the chassis and powertrain concept for the Battista have already reached 80% of their operational capabilities without a problem. Over the next six months, we will move on to creating an exciting purely electric hypercar that smoothly develops 1900 hp. and 2300 Nm of torque in various driving modes depending on operating conditions. Our customers cannot wait to see this debut with Nick Heidfeld, ”Wolmann said in a statement.
The enormous power and torque indicators mentioned by the project manager are generated by four electric motors located one on each wheel. They receive energy from a 120 kWh battery, similar to the one installed in the Rimac C Two. The above figures translate into acceleration to 100 km / h in less than 2.0 seconds.
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