• The Pininfarina Battista is the quickest accelerating speed demon ever

 It also boasts incredible stopping power which is actually a world record for an EV

While internal combustion-engined vehicles still rule the roost, electric vehicles are slowly catching up with some pretty impressive feats. The Pininfarina Battista is one of them that has done just that as the electric hypercar is now the quickest accelerating production car on the planet.

This speed demon managed to hit the 0-100kmph sprint in just 1.86 seconds and then sprinted to 200kmph in 4.75 seconds. Of course what’s all that speed without some incredible stopping power. The Battista’s CCMR carbon-ceramic brakes help it reach a standstill from 100kmph in just 31 metres which is a world record for an EV.

That’s not the only party trick in the Battista as its quad-electric motor setup is capable of producing a combined 1,900PS and 2,300Nm, and can top out at 350kmph. As for range, Automobili Pininfarina claims it can go up to 500km on a single charge.

Other performance wizardry onboard includes a double-wishbone suspension setup, bespoke chassis modes, and aggressive aerodynamics. There’s also the Calma, Pura, Energica, Furiosa and Carattere drive modes to play with.

The Pininfarina Battista’s latest record run is yet another feather in the cap for electric vehicles in their pursuit of replacing ICEs. Unfortunately, this hypercar is an exclusive offering with only 150 units being produced, and five of them being the Battista Anniversario edition to celebrate 90 years of Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina.

 

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