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Pininfarina Battista Edizione Nino Farina | A tribute to the First-Ever F1 Champion

The Edizione Nino Farina, a unique version of the all-electric Battista hypercar, has been unveiled by Automobili Pininfarina. The vehicle, which will premiere this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, honors Giuseppe "Nino" Farina, the first-ever F1 world champion, and his life and career.

There will only be five Battista Edizione Nino Farina models produced, and each one honors one of the racer's five main life achievements. His birthdate and place are among these landmarks, along with his first-ever F1 pole position and race win at the 1950 British Grand Prix, his second victory in 1950 at the Swiss Grand Prix, his third and final victory in 1950 at the Italian Grand Prix, and his 1950 F1 world championship triumph.

The car also sports the Furiosa Pack from Pininfarina, which adds a more noticeable front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser made of carbon fiber. Additionally, there are black exposed trademark carbon fiber accents and a Bianco Sestriere pinstripe throughout. The car's black top, the Exterior Jewellery Pack finished in brushed aluminum, the black brake calipers, and the new 10-spoke forged alloy wheels with a Satin Gold finish are further eye-catching features. Even the headlamp is inscribed with "Nino Farina" by the Italian manufacturer.

The distinctive touches continue inside the interior with a two-tone design that has a black sustainable leather finish on the driver's seat and beige and black Alcantara on the passenger seat. The automobile boasts Iconica Blu seatbelts, beige and red contrast stitching, a 12 o'clock ring on the steering wheel, and a black anodized chassis plate in addition to the seats' distinctive headrests.

The car's engine has remained same, thus it still has four electric motors that together provide 1,900 horsepower and 1,725 lb-ft (2,340 Nm) of torque. This enables a sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (100 km/h) in 1.86 seconds and a peak speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

"The Battista Edizione Nino Farina represents the vision of our talented Design team, paying an evocative tribute to an undisputed legend of the Pininfarina family and its heritage," Automobili Pininfarina CEO Paolo Dellachà remarked. "An untold tale about the bravery and spirit of a man motivated by a passion for racing unlike any other."

TopGear Magazine February 2024