Look: The 1,900hp Pininfarina Battista carves up a mountain road

It moves!
by Stephen Dobie | Aug 9, 2019
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You probably know the Pininfarina Battista by now. If not, here’s a quick recap: fully electric, 1,900hp, 0-100kph in sub 2.0sec, styling by one of the biggest names in the business. If this doesn’t sway you from gasoline-powered performance cars, nothing will.

Up until now, we’ve only really seen it at a standstill. Sure, there were a few snaps of it trundling through New York—looking very pretty in the process—but heck, this has nearly 2,000hp. Trundling is not its forte.

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So, seeing the Battista wind its way around a beautiful mountain pass, the natural hunting ground of the supercar, is an exciting moment. Let’s forget the logistic issues (and likely range anxiety) of stretching the legs of a plug-in supercar far away from actual plugs, and just imagine how much fun its driver must be having.

Sure, Italian supercars traditionally bounce the wail of a V8 or V12 off the surrounding rock face—something the Battista can’t offer. But that merely ensures fewer distractions as you concentrate on piloting a car that hits 299kph in 12sec without ending up teetering over the edge like some unintentional homage to The Italian Job.

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It looks much more dramatic with a bit of real life as its backdrop as opposed to a photography studio, we think. Just look at that wing.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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