Men’s lifestyle magazine GQ has awarded the title of ‘Electric Hypercar of the Year’ to the new Automobili Pininfarina Battista at a star-studded Car of the Year (GQ Coty) ceremony in central London.
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The prestigious award coincides with the start of the 90th anniversary celebrations of Pininfarina, the legendary design house and coachbuilder of some of the world’s most beautiful and timeless automotive creations.
No more than 150 Battista hypercars will be created, each by hand in Cambiano, Italy, from the end of 2020.
“The Battista combines aesthetic beauty and purity in its design, and some of the world’s most technologically innovative engineering under its carbon fibre skin” said Automobili Pininfarina’s Chief Design Officer Luca Borgogno, receiving the GQ CotY award. “Battista is the most powerful Italian sports car ever built. This award from GQ confirms the desire of the world to see a new dimension in luxury, where unprecedented performance and elegant design can be delivered with a focus on a sustainable future. This award is a great recognition of the new team at Automobili Pininfarina that is responsible for the creation of such a compelling vision.”
Handing over the Electric Hypercar of the Year award, Dylan Jones, Editor-in-Chief of GQ Magazine, added that the Pininfarina Battista is one of the first in a wave of pure-electric ultra-high-performance cars currently hitting the on-ramp and that while it’s breathtakingly pretty on the outside, it’s what lies beneath that’s really significant.