By Otsile Kadiege
Automobili Pininfarina is honouring a motorsport icon with an exclusive new limited-edition version of its award-winning electric hyper GT – the Battista Edizione Nino Farina. The limited-edition model (only 5 units) has bespoke features adorning the exterior and interior which pay tribute to the racing legend born in Torino. Each car in the series celebrates one of five milestones in Nino Farina’s incredible racing career, ensuring each collector will own a one-of-a-kind Italian design masterpiece.
Curated design by Automobili Pininfarina
Subtle detailing distinguishes each Edizione Nino Farina with the bespoke aluminium passenger door plate, anodised in black with one of five unique designs, ensuring each client has a unique vehicle. Each model will celebrate a different milestone from Nino Farina’s life:
- Nino’s date and place of birth (1906 in Turin)
- First ever F1 pole position and race victory at the 1950 British Grand Prix
- Nino’s second victory in 1950 at the Swiss Grand Prix
- The third and final victory in 1950, at the Italian Grand Prix
- 1950 F1 world championship victory
The unique exterior design is finished in bespoke Rosso Nino – a deep and rich red hue that pays homage to the vehicles Nino Farina drove throughout his racing career. The intricate body and Rosso Nino paint is complemented by a special livery on the lower body, finished in Bianco Sestriere and Iconica Blu. The Bianco Sestriere and Iconica Blu detailing extends to the bespoke pinstripe on the door mirrors and underside of the rear wing – with bespoke graphics including a laurel wreath – while the number ’01’ in Bianco Sestriere is featured in a large graphic on the rear panel behind the door.
Providing added exterior distinction is the Furiosa Pack, comprising a revised carbon fibre front splitter, side blades and rear diffuser, finished with a Bianco Sestriere pinstripe, while the Carbon Accent Pack is finished in Black Exposed Signature Carbon.
Dark detailing extends to the Goccia roof, while the Exterior Jewellery Pack is finished in brushed aluminium, anodised in black. This complements the black brake calipers and centre lock rings, which are finished in brushed aluminium anodised in black. New 10-spoke forged aluminium Glorioso alloy wheel designs feature a distinctive Satin Gold finish. Subtle exterior detailing referencing Nino Farina is visible across the vehicle. A bespoke ‘Nino Farina’ engraving on the headlight unit is finished in brushed aluminium anodised in black, while the driver’s side carbon side wing is enhanced with a ‘Nino Farina’ graphic signature.
Bespoke interior for two
The Battista Edizione Nino Farina’s interior features a bespoke two-tone theme, with a driver’s seat upholstery trimmed in black sustainable luxury leather and passenger seat in contrasting beige and black Alcantara. The Pilota seats feature a unique design between the driver and passenger, both with a bespoke quilting pattern and ‘Nino Farina’ on the backrest. On the black driver’s seat, the bespoke headrest features an embroidered laurel wreath and ’01’ graphic in gold, while the Pininfarina logo is finished in red on the beige passenger seat. The backs of both seats are painted in Rosso Nino, matching the exterior bodywork.
Following the exterior theme, the upholstery is accentuated with Iconica Blu seatbelts, with a bespoke duotone contrast stitch in beige and red on the centre tunnel, dashboard and seats. The steering wheel is finished in black Alcantara with Exposed Carbon, with a contrasting 12 o’clock ring in brushed aluminium anodised in red. The attention to detail extends to the steering wheel plate, which is finished in brushed aluminium, anodised black, bearing the ‘Nino Farina’ signature. Like the exterior, dark detailing extends to the interior with the Interior Jewellery Pack in brushed aluminium, anodised in black.
Beautiful detailing specific to the Edizione Nino Farina is found throughout the interior. The chassis plate is black anodised with bespoke ‘Nino Farina’ dedication, while the passenger door plate is unique to each vehicle.
Like the Battista and Battista Anniversario, the Edizione Nino Farina is powered by a state-of-the-art powertrain that delivers record-breaking performance. The world’s first pure-electric hyper GT utilises a high-capacity 120 kWh lithium-ion battery contained within a strong but lightweight carbon fibre housing and four independent high-performance electric motors – one driving each wheel. It has a total system output of 1 400 kW and 2 340 Nm. It has a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of a mere 1.86 seconds and channels power to all four wheels, and has a top speed of 350 km/h. Its WLTP estimated driving range is 476 km.
Goodwood Festival of Speed debut
The design edition will make its dynamic debut at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will be piloted up the famous hill by former F1 star and hillclimb record holder, Nick Heidfeld.
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