The most powerful Italian production car ever made will be on Australian roads in limited numbers.
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Italian car maker Pininfarina’s all-electric Battista hypercar is coming to Australia in 2022, with a local distributor locked in.

CarAdvice understands just three of the 150 Battistas to be produced will be sent to Australia, with a likely price of close to $5 million each.

Melbourne’s Lorbek Luxury Cars says it will be responsible for distribution and servicing of the Battista, with Get Electric and Electric Automotive Australia – two companies Lorbek has previously invested in – to provide “charging infrastructure to support all Pininfarina customers”.

The Battista is claimed by Pininfarina to be the most powerful production car to ever come out of Italy, producing a staggering 1417kW and 2300Nm through four electric motors, with one attached to each wheel.

A 120kWh Rimac-sourced battery pack is 22kW AC and 180kW DC fast-charging capable, and provides a claimed driving range of 500km despite the hypercar’s high power outputs.

Delivery of the Battista was expected to commence by the end of 2020, though this target appears to have been pushed back in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Instagram post by Lorbek says the Battista will arrive in Australia in early 2022.