Nick Heidfeld Reports On Battista Development Ahead Of Deliveries In 2022
- Automobili Pininfarina Test and Development Driver Nick Heidfeld has completed a comprehensive assessment of the production-intent Battista, ahead of client deliveries in 2022
- Heidfeld has brought his motorsport and EV pedigree to Italy's most powerful production vehicle ever, working with Automobili Pininfarina engineers to create a truly unique hyper GT
- Heidfeld experienced the Battista on the road and track in Italy in production-intent form, accompanied by its emotive soundscape for the first time
- Battista performance data headines: 1,900 hp and 2,360 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds and a zero-emissions driving range of up to 500 km
- Four independent electric motors and powerful 120 kWh lithium-ion battery, combined with advanced intelligent four-wheel torque vectoring deliver an unrivalled driving experience
-Five drive modes deliver distinct driving characteristics, with Calma, Pura, Energica, Furiosa and Carattere modes tailoring the experience to the preference of the driver
CAMBIANO, Italy, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Battista pure-electric hyper GT nears its final phsase of development and customer deliveries early in 2022, revered racer and Automobili Pininfarina Test and Development Driver Nick Heidfeld has taken the opportunity to appraise the most powerful Italian sports car ever created, on road and track near the company's engineering and operations centre in northern Italy.
Automobili Pininfarina's engineers have worked with ex-Formula One and Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld since the start of the Battista development programme. Nick said: "It has been a real privilege to play a part in developing Battista, which represents a significant evolution in the world of hyper and luxury cars. From the first time I experienced Battista's performance in 2019 in an advanced simulator, to today on road and track, I believe the Automobili Pininfarina team has successfully developed a unique hyper GT that is enormous fun, as well as incredibly fast."
As the most powerful production car to ever come out of Italy, engineering excellence has been the constant throughout development, and the tailored driving experience provided by the Battista's advanced e-powertrain and bespoke driving dynamics has impressed Heidfeld throughout.
The full 1,900 hp is experienced in Furiosa mode, which also utilises the full torque available from the four independent electric motors, combining to deliver a 0-100 km/h time of less than two seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h. Originally projected to produce 2,300 Nm of torque, Battista is now developing an increased 2,360 Nm. This comes from two 250 kW motors at the front, and two 450 kW motors at the rear, with 280 Nm of torque for each front motor and 900 Nm at each rear motor.