At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021, the production-ready GT Automobili Pininfarina Battista appeared in a previously unseen specification, where a unique model with black exposed signature carbon bodywork was joined by the Battista Anniversario to mark the introduction of the vehicle to the US.
On the shores of Lake Como, just a few hours’ drive from Automobili Pininfarina’s Cambiano production facility, the Battista won the award at Villa d’Este. The Battista made its first public outing between 1-3 October, 2021.
Luca Borgogno, Automobili Pininfarina Chief Design Officer said, “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.”
Development reaches final stage
The Battista’s award-winning European debut follows a successful world premiere in the US as part of the Monterey Car Week in California.
It was the US clients’ first opportunity to experience the production-specification Battista on the road and see it in person alongside the exclusive Battista Anniversario — of which there are just five units out of the total roll-out of 150 Battistas.
With production of the pre-series Battista vehicles now complete, the first clients of the pure-electric hyper GT are set to receive their cars by the end of this year.
At Villa d’Este, Automobili Pininfarina took the wraps off a distinctive and sophisticated interpretation of a traditional colour combination that elevates the Battista’s beautiful proportions and elegant design.
The hand-finished exterior features a striking Verde Paradiso metallic paint with a coordinating front nose and rear wing, which is complemented by the Carbon Accent Pack for the lower body and rear diffuser. Its Black Exposed Signature Carbon elements combine with a Nero finish for the trademark ‘Goccia roof’, while the exterior jewellery pack features brushed anodised aluminium accents.
The exterior colour scheme is complemented by precision-polished forged aluminium Impulso Gloss Black alloy wheels with brushed anodised aluminium centre-lock rings and brake callipers painted in understated silver.
The interior combines exclusive sustainable tan leather upholstery with quilting, providing an even more luxurious experience. The GT seats are complemented by matching tan seatbelts and contrasting Black Exposed Signature Carbon detailing. The interior jewellery pack provides brushed anodised aluminium detailing with the steering wheel and floor mats finished in black.
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