Electric hypercar shows off blistering acceleration
Pininfarina tears up test track in India
Electric cars continue to shatter performance records and make even the quickest gas cars look like a 1990s Geo in comparison. The latest is the Pininfarina Battista, which has set what it calls world records in the quarter and half-mile sprints.
Pininfarina took the 1,900-horse Battista electric hypercar to India’s Natrax test track to set the record runs. The AWD car was fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires, which are offered on the car new, and used a VBOX data system to verify the times.
The quarter-mile time was a scorching 8.55 seconds, and it hit the half-mile in 13.38. For comparison, a 2023 Chevrolet Corvette runs the quarter in about 11.2 seconds and the half in around 19.
With that time, the Battista has just barely edged out the Rimac Nevera’s 8.8-second quarter-mile run. So watch this space, because that company will almost certainly fight back.
While they were at the track, Pininfarina ran some top-speed runs too. Hitting 358.03 km/h on the high-speed circuit, the Battista became the fastest car ever driven in India. Both times and speeds were verified by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, that country’s FIA affiliate.