First Production-Ready Battista, View 1

Electric Dream: Introducing Automobili Pininfarina Battista Hyper GT At Monterey Car Week

Aug. 4th, 2021

Automobili Pininfarina is taking the most significant step yet in delivering its pioneering pure-electric Battista hyper GT, with the first production-spec example making its debut on California roads as part of a series of experiences curated for during the upcoming Monterey Car Week, 12-15 August 2021. 

The finished Battista features distinctive black exposed signature carbon fiber bodywork and black gloss precision polished Impulso rims. Inside, the first production-spec model features black sustainable luxury leather with striking Iconica Blu contrast stitching and quilted Pilota seats in Iconica Blu Alcantara. The seats feature Pilota Carbon Components finished in black exposed signature carbon coordinating with the striking exterior. 

Monterey Car Week will also see the US premiere of the exclusive Battista Anniversario, itself a tribute to the life and work of design icon Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. 

Limited to just five vehicles worldwide, it represents the pinnacle of Automobili Pininfarina’s design philosophy, with aerodynamic enhancements and tailored detailing providing a uniquely dynamic personality. 

As part of an extensive program prepared for Automobili Pininfarina’s clients in North America, the exclusive hyper GT will be joined at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance by a fleet of iconic Pininfarina designed vehicles to celebrate more than 90 years of design excellence. 

Per Svantesson, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, says: “The premiere of the first production-specification Battista in the US marks the beginning of another significant chapter in the Automobili Pininfarina story. We are excited to showcase the beautiful and sustainable future of luxury to our clients, while celebrating more than 90 years of design heritage during Monterey Car Week. We look forward to our clients in the US experiencing the dynamic performance and personalized luxury of Battista for the first time.” 

The Anniversario features a unique Automobili Pininfarina designed livery and bi-color tinted Furiosa Pack consisting of front splitter, side blades and rear diffuser, with outer carbon parts finished in black exposed signature carbon and inner parts in exposed signature carbon tinted in Iconica Blu. 

At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, three special judging classes will showcase Pininfarina’s 91 years of history, with a cavalcade of iconic Pininfarina designs celebrating the unrivaled design heritage which has inspired the form of the Battista hyper GT. Automobili Pininfarina Chief Design Officer, Luca Borgogno, will join the panel of honorary judges at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

The Battista will be presented in production specification for the first time globally after being crafted by Pininfarina’s team of artisans in Italy. The 1,900hp electric hyper GT is the fastest and most powerful Italian sports car ever made, and each example will deliver the pinnacle of sustainable luxury. 

First Production Ready Battista, View 2

As part of the forthcoming US program, clients will experience the interior and exterior soundscapes of the pure-electric model for the first time. Its specially developed soundtrack will elevate the driving experience while preserving the unique sensations of piloting a high-performance electric vehicle. The Automobili Pininfarina Battista is named after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company, which he established in 1930. 

The hyper GT is the realization of Battista’s dream to see a car produced wearing the Pininfarina name, with the first vehicles due to be delivered to customers later this year. No more than 150 Battista hyper GTs will be created for clients worldwide. North America and Europe will account for the majority of sales, followed by the Middle East and Asia. 

The exclusive hyper GT is priced from $2.2m and is available to order through a global network of specialist retailers. Across North America, this presence includes retailers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Toronto, New York, Miami and Vancouver. The Battista is available with up to 10 years of manufacturer warranty for ultimate peace of mind.

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Battista Anniversario at Lake Como, Italy

Susan Kime

Susan Kime's career combines publishing, journalism and editing. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, European CEO, The London Telegraph, Caviar Affair, ARDA Developments, and Luxist/AOL. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Travel Connoisseur, a high end magazine with a focus on the evolution of the private residence and destination club industries, until its closure. In 2009, Susan served as the Content Editor for, writing travel club guides, and all forms of Destination Club, Private Residence Club and high end fractional news. She was also the Senior Lifestyle Journalist for She was chosen as one of the five best luxury journalists of 2011 by the website Susan lives in Logan,...(Read More)