There aren’t many all-electric hypercars to choose from if you wish to buy one. One seldom wishes to buy an electric car, let alone electric hypercar. Reason being the lack of excitement – all the rumble, burble and braaap that you will miss. Well, The Battista is here and you may want to reconsider your opinion and rather be quick about it. Not that it is electric that is to be excited about, but everything else is.
This all-electric hypercar by Mahindra-owned Pininfarina boasts of 1900 HP and 2300 Nm of torque. These are the numbers and if that doesn’t excite you then the 450 Km range of the car surely will. Yes! With that out-of-the-world torque and power output, the Battista’s battery can actually last for 450 KM before needing to be plugged in. It will break the 0-100 km/h barrier in less than 2 seconds and go all the way beyond 300 km/h.
All about technicality, oomph and Italian…
To keep the weight in check, the Chassis, Roof and the subframe of this beast are crafted from carbon-fibre. Sporty and sleek looking, the Battista could not be mistaken for anything but Italian. It is evident from the smooth curves and creases that beautifully flow throughout. The sharp looking face, with carbon-fiber inserts and front splitters, scream Italian.
Paint it red and one could easily mistake it to be a Ferrari. Not only those curves and creases, but there are a lot of clever design elements. Those twin side pods, two on each side, channel the air beneath the split tail lamp and underneath the car for that extra-downforce. The active-spoiler, that rests just above the tail lamp, acts as an air-brake to help you shed speed.
Even the wheels don’t give away the electric roots of this car. Those 21-inch alloys shod with Pirelli P Zero tyres help the Battista put all those 1900 horses to the tarmac. Stopping power comes from 6-piston, carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes. All those mad horses are the courtesy of 120 kWh lithium battery that powers individual motors on all 4 wheels. You have an intelligent torque-vectoring system and 5 driving modes to help you tame all the 1900 horses.
An interior where the driver is in focus
Interior design is driver-focused with split screen setup where the 2 screens are focused towards the driver’s field of view. A 3rd, tiny display sits just behind the steering wheel to give all the necessary information that the driver may want. They have also worked to make the Battista sound ‘natural’, as aural bliss is essential to make you feel fast.
After reading all the way through here, if you happen to change your mind on buying an electric hypercar, you’d rather be real quick. Only 150 of these will ever be made and each one will set you back by roughly USD 2 million. The Battista retails from 2020.
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