Top Gear Reviews Pininfarina’s 1900 Horsepower Fully-Electric Battista

Italy’s most powerful road-legal car that’s faster than Formula-1.

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Pininfarina’s latest hyper-EV, the Battista, has just made its debut in the UK for the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, and without missing a beat, Top Gear has released a video review of the hypercar. The seven-minute clip has Rory Reid discussing the technical specs of the Battista as well as its aesthetics, outside and inside.

“To say this thing is slightly deranged might be a little bit of an understatement,” Reid says of the Battista, which wields 1900 horsepower, 1,696 pound-feet of torque, and no emissions at all. The car is capable of going 0-60 mph in two seconds, faster than F1 cars, with a maximum speed of 217 mph. “This is a road car with almost twice the power of a Formula 1 racing car, more than three times the torque of a McLaren F1, and the same environmental footprint of a Nissan Leaf… You just don’t see those kinds of numbers on a normal road car, and there’s a reason for that  —  they’re just not possible using an internal combustion engine.”

Reid then continues to explain how the car is driven by four independent motors — one by each wheel — and the six-pot braking system before moving on to discuss the design of the vehicle along with its aerodynamics. “Design is what Pininfarina is most famous for. The company made its name styling some of the most iconic cars on the planet” the host says. “Pininfarina has kept the finest piece of design for themselves though. I can almost see little bits of Ferarri influence towards the front, maybe a touch of McLaren 720S in this teardrop roof section, and I can almost see a little bit of BMW i8 here going on towards the rear.”

The video finishes with Reid exploring the interior of the Battista and Paninfarina’s ambitions. You can check out the full video above.

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