Pininfarina Battista has become the fastest road legal electric car in the world. This famous Italian car design company was acquired by the Mahindra Group in the year 2015.
Mahindra Group’s sting is now ringing all over the world, after making a splash in the Indian SUV market, the company’s name is now shining on the global platform as well. Automobile Pininfarina’s hypercar Battista, owned by the Mahindra Group, has become the world’s fastest street-legal electric car. This car has set a new world record. This electric car has surprised everyone by holding the speed of 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 1.79 seconds.
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra today shared a post on the social networking site Twitter saying that the automobile Pininfarina hypercar Battista, part of his company Mahindra Rise, has now become the world’s fastest electric car. Interestingly, it has become the fastest street-legal car. This car has broken its own previous record, last time this car had caught the speed of 0 to 100 kmph in 1.86 seconds. Not only this, it took just 4.49 seconds for this car to reach the speed of 193 kmph.
As an electric car, the Battista’s mechanism is extremely balanced, it covers only 102 feet from zero to 100 kmph, which is itself a record for an electric vehicle.
Power and performance of the Pininfarina Battista:
Pininfarina announced the introduction of the electric car for the first time in 2018, after which a powerpacked car was expected. The car includes four electric motors that generate 1,900 hp and 1,696 ft lbs torque. The maximum speed of this car is 349 kilometers (217 miles) per hour. However, this is not a record as it is owned by the Nevera, which has a top speed of 411 kmph. A 120-kWh battery pack has been given in this car and the company claims that this car gives a driving range of up to 482 kilometers in a single charge. The Battista was first introduced around 4 years back and is named after the company’s founder, Battista Farina.
Explain that, on 14 December 2015, Mahindra Group had acquired Pininfarina SpA. After which Michael Perschke, former director of Audi India, took over the responsibility of leading a new Mahindra & Mahindra Limited EV project. Following this project, Mahindra announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina at the Formula-E electric car race 2018 Rome E-Prix on 13 April 2018.