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Pininfarina Battista Edizione Nino Farina: A Fifties F1 Tribute


Pininfarina Battista Edizione Nino Farina: A Fifties F1 Tribute

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Pininfarina Battista Edizione Nino Farina: A Fifties F1 Tribute

Pininfarina has revealed a special limited edition variant of its wild all-electric Battista hypercar called the Edizione Nino Farina. Limited to just five examples, it is a tribute to the first Formula 1 world champion, Giuseppe “Nino” Farina.

Nino Farina, nephew of Pininfarina founder Battista “Pinin” Farina, won the inaugural Formula 1 championship in 1950 driving an Alfa Romeo. The five cars dedicated to his legacy pay tribute to achievements in Farina’s career through specific door sill plates and use a unique design that makes them easily identifiable.

Outside you’ll find a Rosso Nino paint job, with touches of black, white and blue scattered throughout. There are also gold wheels and “01” decals on both sides of the car. Inside the cabin there are contrasting seats made of “sustainable” leather, black for the driver and beige for the passenger. The seats also get Alcantara trim and “Nino Farina” lettering.

The Edizione Nino Farina’s powertrain is unchanged from the regular Battista, meaning four independent electric motors—one for each wheel—are powered by a T-shaped battery pack mounted centrally between and behind the driver’s compartment. Combined, the motors produce 1900 hp and 1725 lb-ft of torque, enough for a claimed 60-mph time of 1.79 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. Battista could rip through the quarter mile in just 8.55 seconds, fast enough to hold the world record until Rimac’s Nevera usurped the crown in May.

Nino Farina’s Battista Edizione will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs 13–16 July. It will be driven up the hill by former F1 driver and former Goodwood Hill-Climb champion Nick Heidfeld.

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Road & Track staff writer with a taste for high-mileage, rusty projects and amateur endurance racing.

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