August 5, 2020
First Look Under Skin of New Battista Prototype at Concours Virtual
  • Automobili Pininfarina will showcase Battista prototype technology for the first time as part of inaugural Concours Virtual here
  • New limited-edition Battista Anniversario to be given world premiere online by Chief Design Officer Luca Borgogno
  • Automobili Pininfarina CEO Per Svantesson shares vision for a pure-electric future, inspired by a glorious past


The technology at the heart of the most powerful Italian sports car of all time will be presented to the world for the first time on 07 August 2020, by Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer Paolo Dellacha. As part of a series of exclusive new films shown on a day dedicated to Automobili Pininfarina and the new Battista pure-electric hypercar, this preview of the Battista and its rigorous test programme will be here at 14:00 CET on 07 August.

Automobili Pininfarina CEO Per Svantesson said: “The opportunity to showcase the work of the Automobili Pininfarina team as part of the Concours Virtual coincides with the first Battista prototype test vehicles nearing completion at the home of our hypercar and Pininfarina SpA in Cambiano, Italy.

“Throughout a challenging period, our engineers and experts across the business have worked tirelessly to ensure we bring Battista to life this year. We now have the opportunity to show our prospective clients and the community gathering online for the Concours Virtual the remarkable progress we have made.”

Geoff Love, Co-Chairman of the Concours Virtual said: “We are delighted that Automobili Pininfarina has chosen the Concours Virtual to showcase their prototype technology. With so few physical events taking place this year, manufacturers have searched for innovative ways to present their future plans.

“Concours Virtual is the perfect environment with its global audience of collectors and true enthusiasts. We are very much looking forward to presenting Automobili Pininfarina on the 07 August.”

Three all-new films will be broadcast at the Concours Virtual:

TIME: 14:00 CET

TITLE: Past, Present and Future: Shaping Automobili Pininfarina

HOSTS: Paolo Pininfarina – Chairman, Pininfarina SpA and Per Svantesson – CEO, Automobili Pininfarina

DETAILS: As the Pininfarina SpA design house continues to thrive, with the strength 90 years of exceptional design innovation, Automobili Pininfarina has the ambition to become the world’s most admired luxury carmaker. Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina SpA, will share his unique views on why the famous ‘tradition of innovation’ of the design house founded by his grandfather Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina is as relevant today as ever before, while Per will discuss his plan to make sustainability an essential principle of luxury, starting with the launch of the Battista pure-electric hypercar.

TIME: 14:20 CET

TITLE: Battista Anniversario – Concours Virtual World Premiere

HOST: Luca Borgogno – Chief Design Officer, Automobili Pininfarina

DETAILS: No more than five Battista Anniversario will be crafted, with this pure-electric luxury hypercar created as a tribute to iconic designer Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. In this exclusive presentation, Luca Borgogno will give his personal perspectives on the bespoke exterior and interior design features that make the Battista Anniversario so very special.

TIME: 14:40 CET

TITLE: Battista Coming to Life: The Prototype Story

HOST: Paolo Dellacha – Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Automobili Pininfarina

DETAILS: In this film, Paolo will explain the objectives and processes of his dedicated engineering team as they accelerate technical development of the 1,900hp, pure-electric Battista. As the camera dives under the skin of the Italian design masterpiece, secrets relating to tuning, testing, manufacturing and more will be revealed.



The Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900 hp and 2,340 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package. The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – with a combined WLTP range of up to 476 km (296 miles), US EPA combined: 300 miles on a single charge. No more than 150 examples of Battista will be individually hand-crafted at the Battista Atelier in Cambiano, Italy.

Automobili Pininfarina is based in operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, engineered, and produced by hand in Italy, the Battista hyper GT and all future models will be sold in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most desired, sustainable luxury car brand in the world.

The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment.

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