Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Gives Coveted Design Award To The Pure-Electric Battista
At the 2021 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the production ready Automobili Pininfarina Battista had an award-winning European debut bagging the event’s most coveted Design Award.
In Monterey Car Week, the pure-electric hyper GT already made its appearance in an unseen specification. It was in August when it made its successful world premiere joining the exclusive Battista Anniversario to celebrate the example’s debut in the US.
On October 1-3, the Battista made its first public debut as a bespoke specification of the pure electric hyper GT. At Villa d’Este, on the shores of Lake Como, just a few hours away from the Cambiano production facility of Automobili Pininfarina, the Battista was given the Design Award.
Automobili Pininfarina Chief Design Officer Luca Borgogno shared, “We took a unique Battista to Villa d’Este to showcase the diverse colour and material choices that our discerning clients can choose from when personalising their vehicle. To win the Design Award is a fantastic way for us to begin the countdown to making our first customer deliveries later this year. It’s always exciting for us to show new bespoke combinations of the Battista in different parts of the world, but especially so in our home country alongside other legendary classic Pininfarina-designed masterpieces.”
The prestigious Design Award given at Villa d’Este, which came from votes by event guests is another laurel given to the pure-electric masterpiece. It has been given GC’s Electric Hypercar of the Year award, and Electrifying.com’s Electric Dream award under the Concept Cars & Prototypes category.
Automobili Pininfarina unveiled a truly distinct and sophisticated version of the typical color combination at Villa d’Este. The finish brought the beautiful proportions and elegant design of the Battista in a completely different level.
The Battista was hand-finished in a striking Verde Paradiso metallic paint. Its front nose and rear wing were given the Carbon Accent Pack on the rear diffuser and lower body. The Black Exposed Signature Carbon elements were paired with a Nero finish to give it the trademark ‘Goccia roof’. The Exterior Jewelry Pack gave it its anodized aluminum accents.
Complementing the exterior color scheme is the precision-polished forged aluminum Impulso Gloss Black alloy wheels that had brushed anodized aluminum center-lock rings, with the brake calipers painted in simple silver.
The interior is decked in sustainable Tan leather upholstery with quilting to give it an even more luxurious atmosphere. The GT seats were given matching Tan seatbelts, with the Black Exposed Signature Carbon detail giving a great contrast. The Interior Jewelry Pack gave it brushed anodized aluminum detailing, matched with a black finish for the steering wheel and floor mats.
Final Stage of Development
The European debut of the production-ready Battista came just after a highly successful world premiere in California at the Monterey Car Week.
It was the first time that US clients were able to experience the production-specification Battista on the road. Only a limited run of a maximum of 150 units of Battistas will be produced. During the event, it was displayed beside an even more exclusive Battista Anniversario, of which only five units will be made.
The production of the pre-series Battista is now complete, so the first clients can expect their pure-electric Hyper GT to be delivered around the end of the year.