It seems that more and more car brands are adopting emission-conscious attitudes in recent years and turning their attention to producing electric cars. It’s a definite step in the right direction for climate change, and a evolutionary move for the future of car-owners everywhere. Pininfarina is a domineering car brand whose choice to embody the zero-emission ideology has come as a surprise to many, and they have just unveiled their mammoth new hypercar under the name ‘Batista’.
The label of ‘hypercar’ even suggests that the Batista evolves our perception of the types of features a vehicle like this should entail, up-levelling to produce the fastest ever road-legal car made in Italy. 0 to 100 km/h can be reached in less than 2 seconds thanks to the 1,900 hp/ 2,300 Nm torque, as CEO Micheal Pershcke strives (and succeeds) to make the most desirable zero-emission electric vehicle yet. This impressive speed makes it faster than any Formula 1 car currently in use.
The eco-conscious trend is echoed with the light-washed frame and carbon fiber monocoque, while power is distributed to each wheel independently via a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Top speeds of 127 mph make this vehicle unparalleled in quality, conscious-construction and stamina, not to mention desirability – only 150 vehicles are scheduled for hand-crafting and personal production this year. World-class engineers work individually with each model to ensure elegant design and quality assurance, and it’s a mark of how consistent Pininfarina has been in their releases that such a model is due to cause a stir amongst environmental and sports car enthusiasts alike.