Jonny experiences the power of the Pininfarina Battista EV hypercar at a training day at the Circuit de Calafat in Spain.
How do you prepare for driving a 1900 hp EV hypercar like the Pininfarina Battista? Automobili Pininfarina & Mahindra Racing offered Fully Charged’s Jonny Smith, and in fact all future owners of the electric hypercar (the most powerful road car ever built?) a training day on the track at Circuit de Calafat in Spain. Here, with the help of Nick Heidfeld, former Formula 1 and current Mahindra Racing Formula-E driver, Jonny gets an idea of the insane power of the electric drive unit at the heart of the Battista.
Firstly in a Tesla Model S P100D, then a GT race spec’d Tesla Model s and finally a GEN 1 Formula-E race car.
He also speaks to Giulio Mosone, Chassis Engineer of Automobili Pininfarina, about the latest developments of the Battista:
- 1.5 MW
- 120 kWh
- 1696 lb/ft torque.
- Refined front end for improved range
- New WLTP range calculated as 500 km / 311 miles
- 1900 hp
- Sub 2 seconds for 0-62 mph / 0 – 100 km/h