The all-electric Pininfarina Battista has made its “dynamic debut in production form on the roads of California.”
Translated, that means the very fast and very expensive Battista has been out on the roads in the spec that will be delivered to customers – no more pre-production models.
The Battista has a staggering 1,900 hp from its electric motors and is covered in exposed carbon fibre for a stealthy, though not-quite-understated look.
“The Battista will provide a thrilling all-round experience on road and track – in the city and on the open road,” says Paolo Dellachà, Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Automobili Pininfarina.
“To see the first production-intent example of our pure-electric hyper GT on the highways of California signals the beginning of an exciting new chapter in its development. This is a significant landmark and hugely rewarding moment as we count down towards making the first client deliveries later this year.”
Buyers and members of the public will be able to get up close with the Battista at the Monterey Car Week. Buyers will even get to drive their new electric “hyper GT.”
“Every driver has an emotional bond with a car and the sound of Battista will nurture this connection, not by replicating a familiar car sound, but with one that radiates the beauty of Battista’s design both inside and out,” says René Wollmann, Product Platform Director Sports Cars, Automobili Pininfarina.
“This way, the Battista will not only impress with its aesthetic appeal and performance but also on a new emotional level enhanced through the sound. We look forward to the input we will receive from clients in the US as we fine-tune Battista’s sonic experience.”
As part of this emotional bond, Pininfarina claims that it has tuned the Battista to produce a specific sound.
“Following Automobili Pininfarina’s ‘Pure Sound’ philosophy, the soundscape has a core frequency of 54 Hz, an organic frequency that is a multiple of 432 Hz – known as ‘Verdi’s A,’ conceived by famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi,” reads a press release.
“According to music theory,” it continues, “432 Hz is mathematically consistent with the universe. Music tuned to 432 Hz is said to be a pure sound – complementing the Battista’s pure design – while providing greater clarity, and is easier on the ears.”
We’ll believe it when we hear it. Nevertheless, we’re excited to finally get a good look at the Battista and see if it can live up to Pininfarina’s hype.