Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque: new meets old

Automobili Pininfarina has unveiled another special edition of its all-electric supercar, Battista. The Cinquantacinque, whose name translates from Italian as “fifty-five,” is a tribute to the 1955 Lancia Florida, one of the design house’s most celebrated historical models. The successor will also make its public debut in Tokyo, Japan, to woo potential customers.

As a homage, the hand-built Cinquantacinque blends classic aesthetics with state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology. Dressed in Blu Savoia Gloss (blue) with a contrasting Bianco Sestriere Gloss (white) roof, the zero-emission supercar features elegant color choices that reflect its inspiration.

But aside from those cosmetics, the unique “Cinquantacinque 55” inscription on the passenger door plate and the active rear wing’s underside ensure that nobody misunderstands its exclusive nature.

A taste of pure craftsmanship

The interior also makes a statement in luxury, with Poltrona Frau Heritage leather covering the seats, dashboard, and door cards, offering occupants a taste of pure Italian craftsmanship and style. But Pininfarina always provides a personalized experience for its customers, with every vehicle crafted to reflect the owner’s personality and preferences.

Under the hood, the Cinquantacinque relies on the powerhouse technology from the other Battista versions, adding no extras. It has four electric motors producing 1,900 hp and an impressive 2,300 newton meters of torque.

This enables the hypercar to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hour in just 1.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 385 km/hour. A 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack ensures a range of 450 kilometers on a single charge.

Farina’s vehicle

The honored classic model was cherished by the company’s founder, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. The Lancia Florida, designed by him in the mid-1950s, served as his vehicle until he died in 1966.

The car, known for its innovative design, including suicide doors and a seamless side profile, remains a significant piece of the Pininfarina SpA Collection in Cambiano, Torino.

Usually, the Italian coachbuilder makes only limited runs of these special editions – usually around five – but it hasn’t disclosed a production number for the Cinquantacinque. Pininfarina has already released a string of special editions of the Battista. This seems to be a cunning measure to keep sales interest high.

At the Financial Times Future of the Car conference this week, CEO of electric supercar brand Mate Rimac unveiled that with 50 customers for its Nevera, results were underwhelming. As the early adopter’s wave has passed, it seems high-end customers regard combustion engines as a means to stand out from the crowd. The Pininanfinarina Battista is the technical twin of the Nevera.


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