3 speeds record in a single run: Pininfarina’s electric hypercar just made history

The 4th record is stopping under 101 feet.
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Automobili Pininfarina's Battista pure-electric hyper GT
Automobili Pininfarina's Battista pure-electric hyper GT

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Luxury Italian carmaker Automobili Pininfarina’s Rimac electric-powered hypercar Battista recently broke the official production car acceleration and braking records.

The Battista is making its dynamic debut in the Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates, displaying its unmatched dynamic capabilities. 

The exclusive launch control system helps all-electric Battista accelerate faster than Formula 1 cars, and become the fastest production car to reach those coveted speeds, going from a standstill to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 1.79 seconds, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.86 seconds, 0-120 mph (193 km/h) in 4.49 seconds, and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 4.75 seconds.

Fast cars like the Battista require powerful braking systems, and official tests have shown that the Battista is the fastest EV in the world at stopping from 62mph (100 kph) in under 101 feet (31 meters).

The impressive part of the broken records is that Battista set new records at the Dubai Autodrome on what looks to be an untreated stretch of the racetrack instead of a drag strip sprayed with VHT or PJ1 TrackBite resins for more traction on takeoff. 

With 1,900 hp and 2,340 Nm of torque, the pure-electric Battista is the most potent Italian automobile ever produced. The super GT costs from $2.25 million (€2.2 million), excluding local taxes, and has a top speed of 217 mph (350 kph) and a WLTP range of up to 295 miles (476 km). Earlier this year, as part of its international test and development program, Nard in Italy recorded and confirmed Battista's performance qualifications.

Only 150 of the Battistas will be manufactured, and each took more than 1,250 hours of expert labor in Cambiano, Italy. The new super GT promises new levels of custom customization with a total of 128 million unique interior configurations. In addition to the external color possibilities with personalized detailing, unique aluminum exterior jewelry, and alloy wheel designs, customers can select from nearly infinite levels of interior color schemes and finishes.

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Additionally, the Battista offers SUONO PURO, a distinctive soundscape that enhances the driving experience and can be customized using one of five driving modes: Pura, Calma, Energica, Furiosa, and Carattere. The Battista has a distinctive personality thanks to these several modes, which modify the experience according to the driver's preferences.

Paolo Dellacha, Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer, said: “I am proud that our new electric hyper GT delivers on the promises we made when we set out our development plan. In Battista, we have achieved performance beyond our original, extreme targets. Battista’s incredible technical package includes a carbon ceramic brake system, helping the Italian hyper GT become the fastest braking electric car in the world.”

It’s pretty expensive, but the driving pleasure must be immense.

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