At its world premiere in Geneva, the Pininfarina Battista was on show in three variants. The Grigio Luserna Battista stood out with accents in satin blue on matte gray paint, complemented by anodized aluminum details. Unique, striking wheel design met a beige-on-black interior.
The second example showcased the Battista “Iconica by Automobili Pininfarina” design package. This Blu Iconica vehicle was closest to the traditional Pininfarina brand color among the three on display, with an interpretation of the Pininfarina Blue color. Several layers of paint were used to create a deep blue that represented a claim to offer electric performance in a luxurious overall package. Modifications to the roof and a visual connection of the hood and windshield through carbon fiber slats added a spectacular touch to the vehicle’s aesthetic. The front fender took up the lines of the rear flanks with its visual bisection above the LED light strip, making the overall appearance harmonious.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina Automobili showed the Battista in three different versions.
The third model entered with a paint finish in Bianco Sestriere and small color details that picked up on the design of historic Pininfarina vehicles. One of these design details was a red aluminum line that ran between the sill and door along the flanks and just in front of the front wheel, as well as framing the rear from the rear wheel arches. Red brake calipers and a dark chrome line above the window were otherwise the only trim elements.
Design changes even before market launch
Basically, the Battista design features flared wheel arches, a narrow passenger pulpit and a short front hood. An LED band extends across the entire front of the vehicle. Underneath, an apron with spoiler can be seen. The front hood appears in a fan shape and is aerodynamically optimized. The roof dome slopes slightly towards the rear, where a two-part wing with LED strip can be seen.
Following the latest wind tunnel simulations, Automobili Pininfarina has sharpened the design a little further. For example, the team led by design director Luca Borgogno redefined the front end. In future, for example, the Battista will do without the air intake slots next to the headlights, which in the previous version ran horizontally along the bumper. In addition, the side sections of the apron have been given a more pronounced shape. The exterior mirrors, which were already prominent before, now look even more extreme. Overall, according to the manufacturer, “the visual harmony between the front and rear” of the electric bolide increases. They also result in optimized aerodynamics, which goes hand in hand with a greater range: according to the latest WLTP data, the Battista should be able to travel up to 500 kilometers instead of just 450 on a full charge of its 120 kWh battery.
Inside, the driver grips a rectangular small sports steering wheel with a large baffle and looks at a central mini-display. To the right and left of the valance, screens facing the driver provide information. The dashboard has a curved appearance, and the two passengers sit on contoured sports seats with integrated headrests. The Battista is reminiscent of the legendary Pininfarina models Cisitalia, Modulo and Sintesi.