“By 90 years, the name Pininfarina is at the forefront of design and performance in the automotive sector, and the Baptist sums up the perfection of these values,” says Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina. “The highest expression of the Baptist, the Anniversary, is the result of everything that the brand has represented in the past, and everything that our aim now is to conquer in the future. Create a new standard of excellence in sustainability and to increase the appeal of electric cars of luxury.”
“My grandfather was certain that one day would exist a range of cars entirely by Pininfarina”, adds Paolo Pininfarina, President of Pininfarina SpA. “The Baptist Anniversary, " so named in his honor and to celebrate the 90 years of the body he founded, is the link between our glorious past and to the future of the automobile.”
The Baptist Anniversary, and could not wear a livery inspired by the heritage of the brand. Each of the five specimens will have a finish composed of a unique combination of three colors: White Sestriere, the new Grey antonelli's, and the characteristic shades of the Cars Pininfarina, the Iconic Blue. The skilled artisans of the Change is to devote several weeks to the painting of each piece, applying the finish layer after layer and color after color, all rigorously handmade. The body was dismantled and reassembled three times to allow the coating on the threads in three different colors.
The car also includes the package Furious, that includes an innovative front splitter carbon fiber, side skirts and a rear diffuser. Exclusively for the Anniversary, these elements have a two-tone finish consisting of carbon fibre and carbon fibre in the shade, Iconic Blue, with threads of White Sestriere. In addition to a livery unique, this model features a rear waistband specific, fins, aerodynamic rear and other unique details.
The handling of the Anniversary, it was further improved with a reduction of the unsprung mass of almost 10 kg, thanks to the circles in forged aluminum with the innovative design centre-lock. On this model the circles to go from 20" to 21". In combination with tires, ultra-high performance, allow the car to reach a maximum speed of 350 km/h. The circles Pulse complete the range of options available.
But that's not all. The details on measuring for the Anniversary there are the seats with black leather trim sustainable and Alcantara of the same color. The exclusive hypercar also has a specific engraving on the frame and optical units, the word Anniversary on the fenders, side plates commemorative from black anodized finish and with a tribute to the creation of the Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in 1930, the beautiful logos “Pininfarina 90” and a special tag with an engraving specification between the seats.
From a technical point of view, the Anniversary has a lot in common with the Baptist. The bodywork and the monocoque frame in carbon fibre, form the backbone, while its four electric motors generate 1.900 Hp and 2,300 Nm of torque distributed to each wheel by the more advanced system of dynamic control (torque vectoring). The result is a level of performance that is currently unattainable by any sports car road driven by an internal combustion engine.
faster than a Formula 1 single-seater in the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, with a value of less than 2 seconds, the Baptist zipping from 0 to 300 km/h in less than 12 seconds. It also offers an autonomy with zero emissions of over 500 km, thanks to battery pack 120 kWh, which is mounted inside a solid structure of T-carbon in the lower part of the frame.
“I drove the road car and race the world's fastest. But I have never driven a car as powerful as the Baptist,” says Nick Heidfeld, pilot development, Cars Pininfarina. “It is faster than many race cars, though not designed as a competition car. The focus is especially on the driveability in all situations. Now we devote ourselves to testing and developing the Baptist to offer a car at the forefront of innovation and technological possibilities.”
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