TURIN - Automobili Pininfarina will unveil an anniversary edition of its 2,000-hp Battista electric hypercar at the Geneva auto show on March 3.
The Battista special edition model was created to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Italian design house, Pininfarina SpA Chairman Paolo Pininfarina said.
Automobili Pininfarina is a fully owned subsidiary of the Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, which also owns Pininfarina SpA.
The Battista, which costs 1.98 million euros plus, was revealed at the 2019 Geneva show as a concept. It will go into production at the end of the year.
The Battista will be a limited-edition halo model for Automobili Pininfarina and it will be followed by cheaper models.
The anniversary edition is expected to cost more than the Battista, which is based on the underpinnings of the C Two, the second model of Croatian startup Rimac Automobili.
Automobili Pininfarina is looking to follow up the Battista with a range of full-electric vehicles that could include a sedan and an SUV, CEO Michael Perschke told Automotive News Europe in August.
Perschke said that the company's next models would cost between 200,000 euros and 400,000 euros and would start to arrive in less than three years. All the cars would have battery packs of between 100 and 125 kilowatt hours to give a range of up to 600 km (372 miles).
In September, Automobili Pininfarina announced it will develop a platform for high-performance electric vehicles in collaboration with its two strategic partners from Germany, Bosch Engineering and Benteler to extend its range of vehicles.
In November, just before the start of the Los Angeles auto show, Automobili Pininfarina previewed the Pura Vision design concept in a reduced scale model. It said the full-scale model will debut in North America in the second half of this year. In press material released after the Los Angeles preview, Automobili Pininfarina hinted at a five-model range, including the Battista hyper car.
The Battista will be hand-built by Pininfarina SpA in its Cambiano complex, near Turin.
The production location of the other models hasn't been decided yet. "Ideally we would produce in Italy, but we've had a lot of inquiries from other governments," Perschke told ANE in September.
Nick Gibbs and Christiaan Hetzner contributed to this story