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Battista celebrates a new world record

Mahindra-owned Pininfarina announced that its debut battery-powered hypercar, the Battista, is the world’s fastest accelerating car and a street-legal vehicle.

Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, took to Twitter to share the momentous success in the automobile industry.

Pininfarina trumpeted the Battista’s record as the EV made its United Arab Emirates debut at the Dubai Autodrome recently. Thanks to the hypercar’s unique launch control system, the car was able to rocket from zero to 60 mph in just 1.79 seconds. That isn’t the only acceleration record the car has set, either. It’s also the fastest from zero to 120 mph, accomplishing that feat in 4.49 seconds. And just in case that wasn’t enough, the car is also capable of slowing down from 60 to zero mph in just 102 feet, which is itself a record for an EV.

“I am proud that our new electric hyper GT delivers on the promises we made when we set out our development plan,” Paolo Dellacha, Pininfarina’s Chief Product and Engineering Officer, said in a statement. “In Battista, we have achieved performance beyond our original, extreme targets.”

Pininfarina plans to build just 150 examples of its hand-built electric hypercar, each of which takes 1,200 hours to complete. Deliveries of the vehicle, which starts at $2.25 million, are already underway.

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