THE NEW PININFARINA BATTISTA EDIZIONE NINO FARINA IS A TRIBUTE TO A RACING LEGEND
Automobili Pininfarina has created a spectacular new hyper GT inspired by its family legacy and design heritage: the Battista Edizione Nino Farina ..
Automobili Pininfarina is honouring a motorsport icon with an exclusive new limited-edition version of its award-winning electric hyper GT – the Battista Edizione Nino Farina.
The design edition will make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will be piloted up the famous hill by former F1 star and hillclimb record holder, Nick Heidfeld. In his role as an advisor to Automobili Pininfarina, 'Quick Nick' has played a key role in the Battista story so far.
Following the success of the limited-edition Battista Anniversario, the latest model represents the fascinating story of F1 racing legend Nino Farina, the first ever F1 World Champion and nephew of design icon Battista 'Pinin' Farina. Fittingly, it will make its dynamic debut just a few hundred metres from the Goodwood Circuit, where Nino drove to victory in the 1951 Goodwood Trophy (a non-championship F1 race).
With just five examples to be crafted for clients worldwide, bespoke features adorning the exterior and interior of the Battista Edizione Nino Farina pay tribute to the racing legend born in Torino. Each car in the series celebrates one of five milestones in Nino Farina's incredible racing career, ensuring each collector will own a one-of-a-kind Italian design masterpiece.
Battista 'Pinin' Farina was the founder of the famous Carrozzeria Pininfarina. He is the namesake of Automobili Pininfarina's first ever vehicle – the Battista – honouring his dream to create a solely Pininfarina-branded vehicle one day on the road.
As an uncle to Nino Farina, he was responsible for igniting the future World Champion's passion for motorsport. Battista took his 16-year-old nephew to participate in his first ever race, as a passenger. This established his appetite for competition and Nino went on to take part in numerous races and championships across Italy in the 1930s.
In 1950, Nino Farina competed in the first Grand Prix races formally organised by the FIA – today's Formula One World Championship – leading a three-car team. In his first year of World Championship driving, Nino Farina won the British (the first to be held at Silverstone), Swiss and Italian races, taking the overall World Championship in the process.
Nino Farina was a highly respected Formula One driver among his peers, noted for his fearless driving and passion for the sport – which contributed to his early F1 wins in his debut year. He led his teammates to a 1-2-3 finish at the very first race of 1950, at Silverstone, and completed the season by winning at the Italian Grand Prix in September.
Subtle detailing distinguishes each Edizione Nino Farina with the bespoke aluminium passenger door plate, anodised in black with one of five unique designs, ensuring each client has a unique vehicle. Each model will celebrate a different milestone from Nino Farina's life:
Nino's date and place of birth (1906 in Turin)
First ever F1 pole position and race victory at the 1950 British Grand Prix
Nino's second victory in 1950 at the Swiss Grand Prix
The third and final victory in 1950, at the Italian Grand Prix
1950 F1 world championship victory
Battista's peerless design – perfectly balancing technological innovation with a nod to Pininfarina's elegant past – has been elevated with the Edizione Nino Farina and its heritage-inspired livery.
Like the Battista and Battista Anniversario, the Edizione Nino Farina is powered by a state-of-the-art powertrain that delivers record-breaking performance. The world's first pure-electric hyper GT utilises a high-capacity 120 kWh lithium-ion battery contained within a strong but lightweight carbon fibre housing.
Four independent high-performance electric motors – one driving each wheel – combine with Full Torque Vectoring, Electronic Stability Control and a software differential that allows drivers to tailor the power delivery and handling responses like never before, while its T-shaped liquid-cooled battery pack is mounted centrally behind the seats to ensure a low centre of gravity.
The Battista's unique launch control technology contributes to Formula One car-beating acceleration, with 0-60mph achieved in 1.79s, 0-100km/h completed in 1.86s, 0-120mph executed in 4.49s and 0-200 km/h covered in just 4.75 seconds. A car as fast as Battista demands strong stopping power and official tests confirm Battista is the fastest braking EV in the world, completing 100-0 km/h in just 31m.
Battista performance data highlights:
1,900 hp (1,400 kW)
2,340 Nm of torque
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 1.86 seconds and 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed
Up to 476 km driving range (296 miles, WLTP combined), US EPA: 300 miles
The Battista combines hypercar performance with the cruising range and luxurious cabin of a traditional GT, with all-wheel drive and a choice of five driving modes to tailor the driving dynamics: Calma, Pura, Energica, Furiosa and Carattere.