Pininfarina continues testing the 1900-hp Battista hypercarJuly 15, 2019
Fully production version of last year’s prototype will be presented at the automotive week in Monterey. First deliveries of the Battista hypercar will begin at the end of 2020.
Last year, the Pincarfarina Battista hypercar was shown at the Car Week in Monterey as a prototype. In 2019, the company will present the same car, but in an updated form – the show will be held at the same event. I note that the car already showed up at the Turin Motor Show in Italy last month and at the Goodwood Festival last week.
Before appearing before the public on August 16, Battista entered the final phase of wind tunnel testing, where the performance of the new product met all expectations of its creators.
René Wollmann, director of Sports Cars, and Nick Heidfeld, who led the development of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar and has two decades of experience in Formula 1 racing and the development of cars for it, worked on the aerodynamics of the car, its technical characteristics.
Mr. Heidfeld, who is also the chief engineer of Pininfarina Automobili, tried Battista on a simulator and called it “an amazing experience.” “The preparation, set-up and launch of the first series of a completely new hypercar with an unprecedented level of performance were excellent,” – he said. “The most impressive thing was how well the car handled it. But, of course, as I expected, the apparent acceleration is simply amazing and not comparable to any car I have come across. ”
Battista is the most powerful car of Italian production, which will be released in an edition of 150 copies. It is equipped with four electric motors that provide 1900 hp and 2300 Nm of torque. According to the company, a 120 kWh Rimac rechargeable battery is used to power the engines, which allows it to travel 450 km on a fully charged battery. The maximum speed of the novelty will be more than 350 km / h, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will take less than 2.0 seconds.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Aston Martin showed what their new Valkyrie hypercar is capable of. The British hypercar received the livery (body painting) of Formula 1 for its first public debut. The show was held on the Silverstone race track in the United Kingdom.
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