Pininfarina Battista Becomes Quickest-Accelerating Production Car in the Quarter-Mile

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Pininfarina Battista Sets Quarter-Mile RecordPininfarina

Pininfarina announced Thursday its all-electric Battista supercar has broken the record for quickest-accelerating production car in the quarter-mile.

A Battista was able to perform the quarter-mile sprint in just 8.55 seconds at NATRAX, an automotive testing facility in India, earlier this month. That's 0.03 seconds quicker than the previous record-holder, the Rimac Nevera.

During the same testing, the Battista was able to set a half-mile time of 13.38 seconds, which Pininfarina says is also a record. The car also hit a top speed of 358.03 km/h (roughly 222 mph) at the hands of an Autocar India journalist, allegedly making it the quickest car ever on Indian soil—though still a ways off the Nevera's top speed of 258 mph.


“This year, new Battista owners are excited to explore the unprecedented performance of this design and engineering masterpiece," CEO Paolo Dellachà said in a statement. "These speed records—and independent tests—have validated our ambition to create a new generation of hyper and luxury car leading with Battista, whereby electric power delivers performance that is simply unachievable in the world of ICE powertrains.”

As a refresher, the Battista uses an all-electric, Rimac-developed powertrain that sends 1877 hp to all four wheels through four independent motors and a unique torque vectoring system. It's undeniably capable, and as we've found through our own testing, a blast to drive.

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