Pininfarina’s presence offers a luxurious glimpse into the future of eco-friendly supercars.
When it comes to the pinnacle of automotive excellence, few events match the exclusivity of “The Bridge” at the Bridgehampton Golf Course. This year, the limelight belongs to Automobili Pininfarina as the automaker gears up to showcase its latest all-electric hypercar duo: the new B95 and the Battista Edizione Nino Farina. These cars are not just another set of high-horsepower machines; they are paramount pieces in the ongoing electric vehicle transformation in the automotive industry, catering to the crème de la crème of automobile enthusiasts.
Slated for a US East Coast debut, the B95 marks a noteworthy milestone for Automobili Pininfarina. Billed as the world’s first all-electric hypercar Barchetta, the car celebrates the 95th anniversary of the legendary design house Pininfarina SpA, which will officially occur in 2025. The sleek, open-top bodywork screams luxury while packing a tech-savvy punch. With acceleration stats boasting 0-60mph in under 2 seconds and a top speed eclipsing 180 mph, the B95 is a symbiotic blend of nostalgia and futuristic prowess.
Accompanying the B95 is another electric behemoth, the Battista Edizione Nino Farina. Paying homage to motorsport legend Nino Farina—nephew of Pininfarina founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina—this limited-edition hyper GT is no slouch. The car’s performance is staggering with 1,900 hp and 1,726 lb/ft of torque. And it goes from 0-60mph in a jaw-dropping 1.79 seconds. With only five examples set to ever exist, the Battista Edizione Nino Farina is the epitome of exclusivity, dressed in a special Rosso Nino paint to honor the cars driven by Nino during his racing career.
Both these creations encapsulate Automobili Pininfarina’s PURA design philosophy, offering elegant silhouettes and dramatic proportions. Paolo Dellachà, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, heralded the cars as “the most exciting chapter” in the automaker’s history. This enthusiasm is well-placed; the Battista Edizione Nino Farina’s remarkable performance figures include a top speed of 217 mph and a driving range of up to nearly 300 miles.
What stands out about these cars is the meticulous detailing that draws inspiration from a rich lineage of design and motorsport success. The Battista Edizione Nino Farina, for example, features a unique interior with a black anodized chassis plate and ‘Nino Farina’ dedication, whereas the B95 is developed and handcrafted in Cambiano by skilled artisans, with the potential to be customized to a clients specifications, down to the most minute details and specific requests, bringing the time-honored and traditional art of automotive coachbuilding to the future.
In summary, the Automobili Pininfarina B95 and Battista Edizione Nino Farina are not just a continuation but an evolution of a long-standing legacy. As high-performance, electric, limited-edition masterpieces, they set a new precedent in the world of luxury automobiles, while retaining the core principles of Italian automotive design and passion. So, if you’re lucky enough to attend ‘The Bridge’ event on the 23rd of September, prepare to witness the automotive future in its most luxurious form.
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