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Battista EV Hypercar Owners Will Be Able to Test Run Formula E Race Cars

Battista EV Hypercar Owners Will Be Able to Test Run Formula E Race Cars

If you've pre-ordered one of Automobili Pininfarina's sleek Battista EV Hypercar's, now's your lucky moment.

Aside from having a spectacular luxury car that is deemed to be the most powerful road-legal car ever to be designed and made in Italy, future owners of the Battista will now have the opportunity to test drive a Formula E race car at the renowned Spanish Circuit de Calafat.

Under the guidance of world-class race driver, Nick Heidfeld, the Battista clients will be able to take control of the racing cars' steering wheels.

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What is the event?

"We are on a mission to make the world ‘love electric’ by combining beautiful design and unprecedented performance in a range of luxury cars starting with Battista," said Automobili Pininfarina's Chief Sales Officer in the company's press release, Jochen Rudat.

Rudat added that "We are breaking with convention and giving our clients the unique experience of driving track-prepared EVs and a Mahindra Racing Formula E car on Spain’s Circuit de Calafat."

The future Battista owners will start by driving an array of track-prepared EV race cars, and will move up as they gain experience to the Mahindra Racing Formula E car.

Rudat continued by saying that "The Automobili Pininfarina Hyperdrive experience introduces a new dimension of performance to hypercar collectors and recognizes the need to create new and different test drive experiences that allow guests to explore the technology of the future."

Automobili Pininfarina has organized for racer Nick Heidfeld to be on site and to give knowledgeable feedback and advice to the amateur drivers.

Furthermore, the car company's Battista development team will spend quality time with the future car owners, discussing how to make the most of their EV Hypercar, and their future driving experience.

The Battista EV Hypercar

In under 12 months, Automobili Pininfarina will start the production of the Battista, a mere eight months after its unveiling. There will be no more than 150 bespoke Battista cars ever to circulate our Earth.

The Battista will deliver a combination of up to 500 km, and go from 0 to 62 mph in under two seconds.

It's a one-of-a-kind emissions-free car.

#Battista's #acceleration is yet to be experienced. At the same time, we know that driving a @MahindraRacing#FormulaE car is as close to the exhilarating experience as you can get. So, we met at #Calafat#racetrack last week to get a feeling for what's to come..see for yourself! pic.twitter.com/zHYM1khqUy

— Automobili Pininfarina (@automobiliPinin) November 19, 2019

When speaking about the EV Hypercar Experience, Heidfeld said: "This amazing Hyperdrive experience is just one step in the Battista customers’ intimate journey with us, and a major step towards making car enthusiasts fall in love with electric power."

The future owners of the Battista Hypercars will be well watched as they circumnavigate the nine right-hand corners and seven left-hand corners of the Circuit de Calafat.

Learning about the power and the technology behind such electric race cars will undoubtedly offer them an advantage when they receive the keys to their Battistas.

In the meantime, it'll certainly whet their appetites.

#RaceToRoad. Myth or magic? Our engineers are applying advanced methodology fine-tuned in motorsport to develop #Battista. From its lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque to an aero package enhanced in the Pininfarina wind tunnel, this masterpiece is crafted to win in every respect. pic.twitter.com/mnyST9yltD

— Automobili Pininfarina (@automobiliPinin) November 16, 2019

For those hypercar fans out there, Automobili Pininfarina has provided a Virtual Reality game of driving a Battista. Called 'Asphalt 9: Legends', the game can be downloaded via Apple's App Store or Google Play for Android users.


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