The trio of beautiful Battista design models presented as part of the hypercar’s World Premiere in Geneva represent a new pinnacle of desirability for electric cars, stylishly resolving the paradox of beauty and performance in a pure, elegant and timeless Italian design.
The first model, a Grigio Luserna satin grey Battista featured a range of satin blue accents, a two-tone black and tan leather interior, anodised aluminium trim and unique 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres.
The second version presents the Battista design pack, Iconica by Automobili Pininfarina. Finished in Blu Iconica, a shade which closely matches the coachbuilder’s signature blue, the car had modifications to the bonnet, visually connecting it to the windscreen via carbon fibre blades along with a wing-mirror modification and a reworked exterior LED light strip.
The third Battista, called Bianco Sestriere was finished in pearlescent white. It had the same 21-inch alloy wheels, a red coach line above its side skirt, red brake calipers and dark chrome exterior trim.
Based out of Europe, Automobili Pininfarina combines its automotive design prowess with Mahindra's growing electric vehicle (EV) expertise delivering on a long-held Pininfarina family dream and a new target of zero emissions combined with extreme speed. Each Battista will be a beautiful, rare and pure performance car. No more than 150 Battistas will be individually hand-crafted in Italy and allocated equally between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia.
Luca Borgogno, Design Director, Automobili Pininfarina, said, “The automotive world is ready to see a marriage of beauty, electric power and performance. It is this combination provided by Pininfarina SpA working shoulder-to-shoulder with us at Automobili Pininfarina that will make the Battista more than just a ferocious performance car and more than just a visual work of art. Styling, balanced with ultimate performance, producing a genuine Pininfarina: the beauty of power and the power of beauty.”