Pininfarina has designed and coachbuilt some of the world's most famous automobiles, but now it's ventured out on its own to create the world's quickest car, which equates to an insane acceleration time that's hard to fathom. Pininfarina's electric Battista has become the fastest-accelerating production car in the world with an astounding 1,873-horsepower.
The records were set on the Indian NATRAX circuit, located in Godgaon, India in the Kandwha district. The Battista ran the quarter mile in a shocking 8.55 seconds and 13.38 seconds for the half-mile. Top speed was 222.4 miles per hour. While that's not much quicker than the Tesla Model S Plaid's quarter-mile time of 8.77 seconds, a record is still a record and that's something to celebrate.
The Battista's specs are impressive. It's outfitted with four electric motors (one for each wheel). The powertrain is directly related to Croatia's Rimac Nevera, which explains why the performance numbers are so astounding. That car delivers 1,914 horsepower, a bit more than the Battista, but the Battista has better aerodynamics and weighs about 200 pounds less than the Nevera.
The records were verified with a VBOX data logger system, according to the carmaker. It should be noted that there were two different sets of tires used for the two tests. The Battista wore grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for the top speed test, while Michelin Cup 2R tires were utilized for the acceleration tests.
The car was hand built in Italy, and production is limited to only 150 units. It takes about four months to build one, and the price is a cool $2.2 million, which coincidentally is the same price as the Rimac Nevera. We're guessing there are other carmakers aiming to break the records set the Battista, so it may not stand for very long.