Jay Leno gets a taste of peak electric hypercar performance.
Along with an illustrious comedy career, Jay Leno is known for an impressive and extensive car collection, with plenty of classics and a clear passion for automotive tradition. However, with his status as one of the automotive world’s favorite celebrities and with his Jay Leno’s Garage show, he got to experience the latest futuristic pursuits from Automobili Pininfarina, which combine beauty, power, innovation, and Italian design.
The first is the Battista hypercar, which was Automobili Pininfarina’s debut car, which features stunning design and all the advantages of immense electric power. Through an electric powertrain, torque vectoring, cooling, and weight distribution can be optimized at an unprecedented degree. In addition, Italian luxury, design, and automotive philosophy remain in the Battista with stunning looks and a custom-made set of luggage. Jay Leno got a close look and drove the car, along with Automobili Pininfarina’s CEO, Paolo Dellacha.
In addition, Jay Leno got a look at the Automobili Pininfarina PURA Vision, a concept car that hints at Pininfarina’s future, as well as the unique and striking B95, a barchetta-style hypercar based on the Battista, which is limited to just 10 units, while the Battista coupe is limited to 150. The limited production numbers allow for each example to be bespoke and customized to each owner’s specifications.
However, the magic happens behind the wheel, and the experience of driving the world-beating, record-breaking Pininfarina Battista is transformative for Jay Leno, as it’s radically different to cars powered by combustion engines. Electric power enables the car to have an unfathomable amount of both power and torque, making it not only an incredibly quick car in flat-out acceleration, but one that’s exceptionally competent in corners on routes like mountain passes, as well. Despite having cutting-edge electric power, the Pininfarina Battista and cars like it show that future technology can be combined with timeless tradition to create a fearsomely modern Italian automotive masterpiece.
Source: Jay Leno’s Garage via YouTube