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Pininfarina Battista hypercar to make UK debut

Pininfarina Battista - Geneva Motor Show 2019

Automobili Pininfarina’s 100% electric Battista hyper GT is to be one of the highlights of the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting (April 5-7).

Ex F1 and Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld, who is also is the Battista’s lead development driver, will appear with the car at the event.

Heidfeld holds the distinction of recording the fastest time up Goodwood’s famed hillclimb, having driven a McLaren MP4/13 up the course at the 1999 Festival of Speed in under 42 seconds.

Nick Heidfeld - Pininfarina Battista

“It is a privilege to return to Goodwood for the UK debut of the Pininfarina Battista. The Members’ Meeting is full of legendary sports cars that in many cases have become game changers,” said Nick.

“We aim for Battista to be regarded in the same way in the future and to be recognised for the perfect combination of beautiful aesthetics and unprecedented performance.

“The innovative EV powertrain beneath the Battista’s carbon fibre body and monocoque providesthe perfect platform on which to develop the most powerful car that will have ever been designed and built in Italy.”

Named after the founder of the famous Pininfarina production house, Battista “Pinin” Farina, the car was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. Just 150 zero emission Battistas will be made, each with a starting price of around £2 million.

Power and torque equate to 1,900hp and 2,300Nm respectively, meaning the Battista has the potential to accelerate to 62mph in less than two seconds (faster than a Formula 1 car) and break the 250mph barrier – all with a potential range of more than 300 miles.

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