In the world of hypercars, from time to time projects come up that in the end never see the light of day. Others are requested but end up arriving, as is the case with the Pininfarina Battista. The manufacturer of this electric hypercar finally showed the first car designed for a customer and took the opportunity to teach us more about the process of how to customize a multi-million euro car.
Logically, when someone spends so much money on a car they want not only to be one of the fastest in the world, but also to be exclusive and, if possible, literally unique in the world. To meet the demand of these types of customers, Automobili Pininfarina has designed an adaptation program for Baptista at the level of the best manufacturers in the world.
Only 150 Baptist units will be built, and the owner will be able to customize his car even in the same factory in Cambiano (Italy) to give the final instructions before manufacturing it. The degree of adaptation is such that, according to Pininfarina, there is 128 million different interior combinations, taking into account all the possibilities of combining materials, colors, upholstery, sewing, embroidery, and so on. If that seemed like a lot to you, wait until you read the following: out there are 13.9 billion possible combinations. Billions.
Pininfarina did not reveal who her first customer was (logical, on the other hand) but gave details about the configuration chosen for her vehicle. The result is a Baptist with a spectacular Carbon fiber body featured in Iconica Blue blue (Although the carbon fiber is black, Pininfarina uses Iconica Blue colored yarns so that the car ends up having blue tones). The exposed carbon fiber became a finish Fashion between hyper sports cars and the truth is that the result is spectacular.
The first car, that is inspired by New York City Depending on the brand, it has an outer package with red accents that adorn the around the window and side skirts, as well as hand-painted white stripes on the side and waist skirts. -car. The idea is to have all three colors of the American flag, then you might think its owner resides in that country.
The icing on the cake is the Pininfarina logo lit on the front and made of anodized, brushed and polished aluminum. Each customer will be able to customize their car from start to finish, and Pininfarina ensures that no two are alike. This customization includes all kinds of decorations for the body (also for the interior), selecting more carbon fiber parts and even customizing the plate engraving with the chassis number.
Pininfarina did not show photos inside, although it assures that it will have black leather upholstery with Alcantara inserts with the iconic Iconica Blue (to match the outside). The seam has three colors (blue, red and white), the seat belts are white and the back of the seat is made of the same blue carbon fiber as the bodywork.
Each Baptist is handcrafted and priced a share of 2.6 million euros. From there, the threshold is set by the whims of the customer in terms of level of personalization. Besides a very exclusive car, your customers will have the most powerful Italian car (legal road) ever: remember that the Baptist has four electric motors with 1,900 horsepower and 2,300 Nm of torque, which drive it from 0 to 300 km / h in 12 seconds. It reaches 350 km / h and the manufacturer assures that its 120 kWh battery will provide it with a range of 500 km.