Move over, Ferrari and Lamborghini — this Italian electric car’s 1,900 horsepower makes it faster than a Formula 1 racer

Apr 16, 2019 759

In my recent article on the Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan, I compared the “brutal power and speed” of those two cars, since the top trims of each produce 762 and 670 horsepower, respectively. If those numbers get your blood pumping, the next car I’m featuring will likely give you a heart attack: Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista is a hypercar in every sense of the word, a model the Italian company wants to use to position itself as a pioneer in the luxury electric-vehicle (EV) space.

The beating heart of the beast is a 120 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery that feeds four electric motors, one for each wheel, resulting in an earth-quaking 1,900 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque. That’s about four times as powerful as the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Battista, which also happens to be the name of Pininfarina’s founder, Battista Farina, rockets to 60 miles per hour (mph) in less than 2 seconds, faster than a Formula 1 racing car, and reaches almost 300 miles on a single charge. Top speed is about 217 mph.

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