The Insane Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque EV That Will Ruin You (In a Good Way)

Hey there electric vehicle fans! Today we’re going to dive into one of the wildest, most ludicrous electric hypercars ever made – the Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque. This retro-inspired rocket is here to remind you that with enough money, you can have a world-beating performance and jaw-dropping Italian design. Just be ready for your savings account to hate you afterward.

Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista

A Nod to the Gorgeous 1950s

The Battista Cinquantacinque (pronounced “chin-kwan-ta-chin-kwe” and Italian for “55”) is a special homage edition to the beautiful 1955 Lancia Florida designed by Battista “Pinin” Farina. While that classic ’50s stunner was more about elegant lines than blistering speed, the Cinquantacinque flips that script with some seriously electric muscle.

Visually, it’s like Florida received an injection of futuristic steroids while keeping those luscious vintage proportions. With a sleek body rendered in gorgeous Pininfarina “Blu Oltre” blue paint and crisp white accents, this EV steals admiring glances from miles away. Up close, you’ll find thoughtful retro details like razor-sharp fin taillights inspired by the 1950s original.

But open that stunning dihedral door, and the vintage facade drops. This is a spaceship for the road, with a driver-focused interior swathed in premium leather, aluminum accents, and an endless armada of high-tech screens and controls. Just don’t be surprised when your actual spaceship costs less than this four-wheeled one.

Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista

Performance That Redefines “Ludicrous”

Okay, let’s get to the really silly numbers, shall we? The Battista Cinquantacinque features four electric motors combining for a totally bonkers:

  • 1,900 horsepower
  • 1,726 lb-ft of torque

Thanks to that monstrous electric power and advanced torque vectoring, Automobili Pininfarina claims this hypercar can hit 60 mph from a standstill in less than 2 seconds. For perspective, that’s quicker than you can say “I’m very sorry officer, I have no idea how my car just achieved warp speed.”

Matched to that explosive acceleration is a top speed of around 218 mph. So while it’s road-legal, any sane person would keep this beast on the track to explore those depths of speed and performance. Though with a reported 300+ mile driving range, at least you could make it to the circuit without a pit stop!

To handle all that power, the Battista uses a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis designed by Formula 1 and Le Mans experts. Adjustable dampers and aerodynamic wizardry should provide the downforce and poise to rein in those electric horses when required. Of course, you’d need a private track to really put it through its paces.

Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista

Prices for the Unimaginably Wealthy

So what’s the damage to joining the ultra-elite Battista owners club? Well, sit down first. Pininfarina is making just 55 examples of the Cinquantacinque edition, priced from a staggering $3.4 million each.

In case that mind-melting number didn’t quite register, let me break it down:

  • You could buy literally hundreds of mainstream EVs for that amount
  • Or a privatized space rocket to the moon
  • Or an entire franchise worth of professional sports team contracts
  • In fact, I could keep listing absurd comparisons, but you get the idea

Clearly, the Battista Cinquantacinque is only for the ultra-rich seeking the ultimate in electric performance, exclusivity, and aesthetic excellence. But for those who can somehow afford to play in this rarefied air, it promises to be an undeniable thrill.

So while most of us can only gawk from afar, we can certainly appreciate the utterly bonkers ambition that pushes boundaries on what an electric hypercar can be. And who knows, maybe in a few decades these will be affordable used classics…then again, probably not.

Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista

Other Jaw-Dropping EV Speed Demons

If the Battista has ruined your life by making you realize how inadequate your current ride is, don’t worry – there are a few other electrifying options to tempt your lottery windfall:

  • Tesla Roadster (0-60 in 1.9 sec, 250+ mph top speed)
  • Rimac Nevera (0-60 in 1.85 sec, 258 mph top speed, 1,900+ hp)
  • Lotus Evija (0-60 in under 3 sec, 200+ mph top speed, 1,900+ hp)
  • Aspark Owl (0-60 in 1.7 sec claimed, 248 mph top speed)

None are quite as retro-licious as the Battista, but they’ll all melt your face with devastating straight-line acceleration. Just be ready to take out a second mortgage!

That’s all for today’s dive into an electric hypercar for the ages. What do you think about the Battista Cinquantacinque and its completely bonkers performance and pricing? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top