With headquarters in Cambiano, Turin, Italy, Pininfarina S.p.A. is a coachbuilding and automotive design company from Italy. Battista “Pinin” Farina established the business in 1930. Many different car manufacturers hire Pininfarina to design their automobiles.
Long-standing clients like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Fiat, GM, Lancia, and Maserati are among these companies, as are up-and-coming manufacturers from China like AviChina, Chery, Changfeng, Brilliance, JAC, and VinFast in Vietnam, as well as Korean corporations Daewoo and Hyundai.
The German company Automobili Pininfarina GmbH, which has its headquarters in Munich and its origins in the Italian coachbuilder and automotive design house Pininfarina, produces the electric sports car known as the Pininfarina Battista.
The name Battista pays homage to Battista Pininfarina, the company’s founder. The vehicle made its formal debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Performance and Specs.
The Battista can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds and from 0 to 300 km/h in less than 12 seconds. Its top speed is 350 km/h.   The Battista accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 1.8 seconds.
A 120 kW/h battery pack from Rimac Automobili powers the Battista. The vehicle features four separate motors, each mounted at the wheel, and produces a total of 1,400 kW and 2,340 Nm of torque.
The vehicle has five driving modes, Pura, Calma, Energica, Furiosa, and Carattere, each changing how much power the powertrain produces.
The vehicle has front and rear 390 mm carbon ceramic brake discs fitted with six-piston calipers at each corner. As an airbrake, the active rear wing increases stopping power. Official tests have revealed that the Battista is the fastest EV in the world at stopping from 62 mph (100 kph) in under 101 feet, which is necessary for fast vehicles like the Battista (31 meters).
The vehicle’s front and rear crash structures are made of aluminum and are attached to a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. Due to the majority of the body panels being constructed from the same material, there is a low bulk. It has 533.4 mm rims with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires on them.
The car’s adjustable suspension system has been calibrated for maximum comfort on the road.
The car’s interior can be modified to a customer’s specifications. Leather has been for the interior upholstery.
According to the manufacturer, the car uses acoustics to produce driving noise within the cabin. Two sizable screens that flank a carbon fiber steering wheel on either side are used to provide the driver with important information.
The all-electric Battista can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 1.8s making it the fastest production car to attain those coveted speeds.
The pure-electric Battista is the most potent Italian car ever made, with 1,900 horsepower and 2,340 Nm of torque.
The super GT starts at $2.25 million (€2.2 million), excluding local taxes.
The car was launched in 2020. However, only 150 were produced at the Pininfarina Spa studio in Turin, Italy. During Monterey Car Week in August, the carmaker debuted the Battista to a restricted group of prospective buyers and selected journalists, including TechCrunch. The Battista, which at the time had the codename PFO, was on display in a mansion that was fit for a king.
Battista broke records at the Dubai Autodrome on what appears to be an untreated portion of the racetrack rather than a drag strip sprayed with VHT or PJ1 TrackBite resins for extra traction on takeoff, which is astounding.
Pininfarina Brief History.
On May 22, 1930, Battista Farina started Pininfarina in Turin after leaving the family firm Stabilimenti Farina, which he had co-managed with his brother Giovanni Farina. The partners Battista Farina, Giovanni Battista Devalle, Gaspare Bona (who served as the company’s first president), Pietro Monateri, Arrigo De Angeli, and Vincenzo Lancia sign the document of incorporation into an unnamed business.
Up until 2011, the business produced various models at its own factories in addition to providing design and consultancy services. This is the firmest relationship for the Turin coachbuilder, which has designed more than 100 Ferraris in 65 years.
Mahindra Group, a massive Indian multinational corporation, purchased 76.06% of Pininfarina S.p.A. on December 14 for around €168 million. Sergio Pininfarina, the son of Battista Pininfarina, headed the company until 2001.
A breathtaking variety of exquisite automobiles, such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, Fiat 124 Spider, and Bentley Azure, were created under Sergio’s direction. Multiple legendary Ferraris, including the 250 GTB, Daytona, 288 GTO, F40, and later the 2002 Ferrari Enzo, were styled by his business. More than 50,000 units a year were produced in Pininfarina’s factories by the 1980s, including Alfa Romeos, Bentleys, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Ferraris, Fiats, Maseratis, Nash, Peugeots, Rolls Royces, Volvos.
His grandson Andrea Pininfarina subsequently took over until he died in 2008. Paolo Pininfarina, Andrea’s younger brother, was named CEO following his passing.
Sergio Pininfarina was honored for his more than 50 years of excellent production and appealing design in 2007 when he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan.
The Pininfarina Group had 2,768 employees at its peak in 2006, and it has affiliate companies with offices across Europe, Morocco, and the US. With the termination of automobile series production in 2012, employment had decreased to 821. The Borsa Italiana in Milan, a registered stock exchange, is where Pininfarina is traded openly.
For product design, Pininfarina collaborates with other businesses like SimpleTech.
Other Projects by Pininfarina
In addition to high-speed trains, buses, trams, rolling stock, automated light rail cars, people movers, yachts, airplanes, and private jets since the 1980s, Pininfarina has also created these vehicles. Since “Pininfarina Extra” was created in 1986, it has provided consulting services in industrial design, interior design, architecture, and graphic design.
The 2006 Winter Olympics torch, cauldron, medals, and significant appliance collections for Gorenje are examples of other Pininfarina products.
Pininfarina and Casio worked together to create the G-Shock GE-2000 watch in December 1999. Fans of the watch, however, criticized the watch for having a fragile strap that was prone to breaking with regular wear.
A design contractor for the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispenser was Pininfarina.