The Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar broke its cover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March following months of teasing. But the unveiled model was actually not the final version of the hypercar; even now it’s still not completed. Automobili Pininfarina will keep updating it over the coming months. Recently, the latest refined form of the Battista made its debut at the Turin Outdoor Auto Show at Parco Valentino.
The Blu Iconica EV has apparently gotten a nose job after more aerodynamic testing. You can look at the front end of the car; it’s now different than the previous version. According to Pininfarina, the redefined front is intended to strengthen the Battista’s character as a hypercar, as well as to connect visually the front and the back of the vehicle.
What we don’t see anymore are more complicated design elements like the intake strip stretching below and between the headlights. The black notch carved out above the strip has also been removed in this version. Overall, the hypercar’s front end looks smoother than before, which is also thanks to the new graphics and shape given to the headlights. We’re not sure if this aesthetic change can be called an improvement, since it’s likely just a matter of taste, but this is what Pininfarina is good at.
Designers at Pininfarina and Automobili Pininfarina had collaborated to the maximum extent possible to make Battista a worthy work of art displayed at the Geneva Show earlier this year. But their work didn’t stop at that point. In fact, what they aim at is “perfection”, especially in terms of design. That’s why they continue to fiddle with the design details of the Battista. They believe that what they’re doing is to make the hypercar more beautiful and elegant than ever.
With the completion of one step of refinement, the Battista is now entering the next stage of development. Its aerodynamics will be tested again in simulators and the wind tunnel to find areas that need further improvement. After that, performance honing will be carried out on the track with Formula One racer Nick Heidfeld as a test driver.