Ballistic Batista continues record-breaking spree in India

February 23, 2023
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Mumbai February 23, 2023: The Battista by Automobili Pininfarina, a pure-electric luxury car, has broken several speed records at India’s Natrax test facility in February. The car set new records for the ¼ mile and ½ mile sprints, as well as achieving the fastest top speed by a road-legal car on Indian soil. The car was tested with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and registered a top speed of 358.03 km/h, and both top speed records were validated by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. The Battista produces over 1400 kW (1900 hp) and 2340 Nm torque, and power is distributed across all four wheels via four motors and through a unique torque vectoring system. With VBOX data systems in place to verify Battista’s incredible performance, the ¼ mile time of 8.55 s and ½ mile result of 13.38 s were the highlights of a flurry of remarkable results.

Paolo Dellachà, Automobili Pininfarina CEO said: “We were very proud to bring Battista to India for the first time.  Collaborative events there with our shareholder Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd were delivered at a significant time for Automobili Pininfarina.  In 2022 we began production of Battista at our new Atelier facility in Italy, with deliveries to customers worldwide starting soon after.”

“This year, new Battista owners are excited to explore the unprecedented performance of this design and engineering masterpiece. These speed records – and independent tests – have validated our ambition to create a new generation of hyper and luxury car leading with Battista, whereby electric power delivers performance that is simply unachievable in the world of ICE powertrains.”

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