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Pininfarina Battista 2020 revealed

The Pininfarina Battista produces a staggering 1416kW and 2300Nm from its four electric motors.

Just months after the breakout unveiling of the Pininfarina Battista – the Italian brand’s first-ever production model –  the all-electric hypercar has been revealed with an updated look.

Still claiming the title as the most powerful car ever to come out of Italy, the new Battista will be presented at the Turin motor show this week with a reworked lower bumper and tweaked frontal aerodynamic features.

It’s unclear why the company decided to make such changes, with the vehicle’s design director Luca Borgona describing the update as “final touches that make it even more beautiful”.

Following the new Battista’s public debut in Turin, Italy, the vehicle will move onto its next stage of development, which includes simulation, wind tunnel, and on track testing.

The Battista has undergone a minor update, with a new front bumper design and tweaked air intakes.

Automobili Pinanfarina has employed ex-Formula 1, and current Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld to oversee the on-track testing and development.

Just 150 examples of the Battista will be produced, priced from aproximately $A3.2 million, and can be ordered through a “small network of specialist luxury car and hypercar retailers”.

As previously reported, the Battista is equipped with four electric motors, producing a combined output of 1416kW and 2300Nm.

A 120kWh battery pack sourced from Rimac allows for 450 kilometres of driving range, and a blistering zero to 100km/h sprint time of less than 2.0 seconds.

Hammering from 0-300km/h takes just 12.0 seconds, with a top speed rated at over 350km/h.

The low-slung hypercar features a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with carbon fibre body panels, and bespoke 21-inch wheels wrapped in low-profile Pirelli P Zero tyres.

Halting the electric beast should be prompt, with large carbon-ceramic brakes with six piston callipers, and discs measuring 390mm on all four corners. 

The interior is upholstered in tan and black leather with chrome accents, and two large screens are positioned on both sides of a flat-top and flat-bottomed steering wheel.

“We are proud of the Battista and happy to see her exhibited in our home showroom in Turin” said Pininfarina president Paolo Pininfarina.

“The Pininfarina and Automobili Pininfarina teams have collaborated and worked hard to present an authentic work of art [at] Geneva this year.

“But since we never stop looking for perfection, we are happy to have been able to add new design details to the front, which in my opinion, will further enhance the elegance and beauty of the Battista.”

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