On March 2, Pininfarina, Italy’s largest car design company well-known for its Ferrari designs, announced that it will offer the exclusive Battista Anniversario, a limited edition of the company’s first electric vehicle, the Battista.
The car was named to commemorate the company’s 90th anniversary. The base version, the ultra-high performance EV Battista, is limited to 150 units, but the Battista Anniversario is limited to just 5 units.
The Battista Anniversario has a commemorative color scheme. Battista’s white, dark gray, and the company’s signature color “Iconic blue” are said to be combined for perfection. A skilled craftsman paints each vehicle by hand and paints three colored pinstripes on the body. It takes three weeks to paint alone, since finishing is done for each layer and color by hand.
It is equipped with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque body and chassis, four electric motors with a total output of 1900hp and a total torque of 2300Nm, and transmits driving power to each wheel via the latest power distribution system. The 120 kilowatt hours (kWh) battery is located below the chassis and has a range of 500 kilometers or 310 miles.
In the summer of 2020, the company will host a drive event to experience Battista’s performance for a limited set of customers who want to buy it. Battista, including the Anniversario model, will begin delivery by the end of the year, and will cost around $2.9 million US dollars.