Let’s stop for a minute and consider how many electric hypercars are coming our way. As the Pininfarina Battista shakedown runs at Nardò were filmed, the Rimac C_Two, Tesla Roadster, and other worthy competitors are on the verge of production. In order to be worthy of such a historic brand name, Automobili Pininfarina have tapped F1 star Nick Heidfeld to be their Test & Development Driver. Nardò is a massive facility that is easily seen from the International Space Station. Therefore it is a perfect spot to unleash 1,900 horsepower.
He said in the press release: “What really surprised me was how natural the Battista feels on the track. We are creating a hyper GT to be enjoyed at all speeds, yet here in Nardò the cornering control and speed we achieved were exceptional. Minimal traction control and torque vectoring are active at this stage of prototype development, yet there is so much grip to exploit.”
From concept to production, 150 examples will comprise an All-Italian attack on every other hypercar. As testing concludes and assembly nears, you will see the Battista here first.
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