The Pininfarina Battista has just become the fastest accelerating car on the market
Much has been said about the contribution of the electric car to the automobile industry. It is true that certain aspects still need to be refined, such as the charging power of the batteries or the autonomy of the available options, but important leaps are being made at the technology level. Among the advantages of the electric car we can find, without a doubt, the layout of the maximum rev range from the moment the accelerator pedal is depressed.
Now, we have just witnessed one of the consequences of this differential quality. The Pininfarina Battista electric supercar has just become the fastest car in the world. In fact, it has set several performance records thanks to its incredible level of acceleration. By way of introduction, it should be noted that it has achieved, in its most drastic configuration, reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 1.86 seconds. In fact, this record improves the numbers that Elon Musk announced for the future Roadster.
Let’s see, therefore, how it has been possible to reach these heights, why we find ourselves before a car that takes the electric car to a new dimension and, of course, how far the performance is expected to be some margin yet. Who said that the advent of batteries and electric motors was going to make sustainable transport completely bland and boring?
Pininfarina Battista, thus accelerates the most radical electric car in the world
Despite the fact that it is not something standardized, electric cars are beginning to be seen in the most performance segment. The best example of this is shown by Rimac and his spectacular Refrigerator. The Pininfarina Battista has become a differential model that helps explain to what extent we will see, in the coming years, new records and record breaks. This is how the highest acceleration of a commercial electric car has been established.
As can be seen in the images, just it takes less than 2 seconds to reach 100 km/h, becoming the first marketable car to achieve this. Similarly, to reach 200 km/h, it requires only 4.75 seconds, data that demonstrates the manufacturer’s specialty when it comes to breaking a unique record in the world. At the same time, it has managed to establish itself as the model capable of reducing to 31 meters the space necessary to be able to circulate at a speed of more than 100 km/h.
Well, how was it possible to break any previous record? The key is in its aerodynamic efficiency, its weight and the incorporation of a high-level electrical technology team. All of this, together, has allowed Pininfarina Battista to position itself as a benchmark in the industry. With 1,900 HP of power and 2,340 Nm of torquehas a top speed electronically limited to 350 km/h, an aspect in which it is surpassed by its main rival, the Rimac Refrigerator.
Despite the fact that it remains in the background, this electric car will allow the owner to enjoy the circuit and, later, return home without the risk of being ‘thrown out’. This is so due to the provision of a very respectable autonomy of 476 theoretical kilometers. Even so, it is a variable factor that will depend, above all, on the type of driving (pure, Calm, energetic, furious Y characters) to be used. The Furiosa mode is the one that offers the highest performance, which allows extracting the maximum of the 1,900 CV of power.