Pininfarina unveils Battista hypercar electric platformSeptember 9, 2019
The Italian company has announced a partnership with Bosch and Benteler to create the high-performance Battista electric car platform and future Pininfarina models.
The future electric hypercar Automobili Pininfarina, Battista, will be created on the basis of the high-performance EV platform, which the company will develop together with Bosch and the Austrian supplier of spare parts Benteler. This platform will also serve as the basis for future models of the Italian designer house, which has become an independent manufacturer of hypercars, which is expected to include three SUVs making their debut over five years.
As part of a collaborative partnership, Pininfarina will leverage the expertise of Bosch’s engineering services provider in subsystems such as braking, steering and driver assistance. Meanwhile, Benteler will present its proven solutions for electromobility and therefore also help Pininfarina reduce development time.
In fact, earlier this year, Benteler showed off its new 2.0 drive system at the Shanghai Motor Show. The company said that the platform for electric cars is ready for immediate implementation.
Interestingly, the high-performance EV platform will also be offered to other car brands, just as the Volkswgen Group offered its MEB platform for all-electric vehicles to other manufacturers. This step will help reduce production costs.
“This collaboration marks the first initiative among three world-class partners to develop a platform specifically tailored to plans for luxury and efficient electric vehicles Automobili Pininfarina and possibly other automakers seeking to make progress in the sector,” – said Michael Pershke, CEO Automobili Pininfarina.
Recall that the Battista electric hypercar will be launched in late 2020 in Italy. Pininfarina claims that the Battista is the most powerful car ever made in Italy and certified for public roads, with an engine on each wheel that collectively develops power up to 1900 hp and 2300 Nm of torque.
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