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Open-air sibling to Battista hypercar brings sub-2.0sec 0-62mph time and 186mph top speed

Automobili Pininfarina has revealed a stunning electric barchetta, based on the underpinnings of the eye-catching, 1876bhp Pininfarinha Battista coupé. 

Named the B95, the roofless hypercar was revealed at the Monterey Car Week and takes direct inspiration from the firm’s Pura SUV concept presented earlier this year. 

With four permanent-magnet synchronous motors, it sends power through all four wheels, with torque-vectoring to improve agility and stability as required. 

Its whopping 1876bhp output allows it to dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in fewer than 2.0sec, according to Pininfarina. It tops out at more than 186mph, notably down on the Battista’s 222mph top speed. 

Power comes from a 120kWh battery pack that can be recharged at a rate of 270kW, from 20-80% in 25 minutes.

Pininfarina has yet to disclose a range, but the Battista is officially capable of driving 296 miles between charges.

Automobili pininfarina b95 front angle

Underpinning the B95 is the same Rimac-built carbonfibre monocoque as in the Battista. It's exactly as long and tall as the coupé but measures 49mm wider.

It sits on 20in wheels at the front and 21in wheels at the rear, with aluminium centre locks.

Electronically adjustable aero screens deflect air over the cabin, which is identical to that of the Battista.

Bespoke helmets are available for order, said Pininfarina, allowing clients to match their car.

Automobili pininfarina b95 cockpit


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Inside the cabin, the B95 gains a tan-leather dashboard with black trim, plus black and tan stitching. 

Just 10 examples of the B95 will be produced, priced from €4.4 million (£3.8m). Pininfarina said it will offer “unlimited bespoke opportunities” to buyers, as with the Battista.

Automobili pininfarina b95 rear angle

Autocar previously reported that the optional-extra spends on the 15 Battistas delivered thus far range from £344,000 to £950,000, with paint often being the most costly choice.

Pininfarina is set to drastically expand its operations in the coming years. It recently unveiled the Pura Vision, a concept previewing a rakish electric SUV that might eventually make it to production.

The B95 is the first road-going model to take inspiration from the Pura Vision.

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As a reporter, Charlie plays a key role in setting the news agenda for the automotive industry. He joined Autocar in July 2022 after a nine-month stint as an apprentice with sister publication, What Car?. He's previously contributed to The Intercooler, and placed second in Hagerty’s 2019 Young Writer competition with a feature on the MG Metro 6R4

He is the proud owner of a Fiat Panda 100HP, and hopes to one day add a lightweight sports car like an Alpine A110 or a Lotus Elise S1 to his collection.

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Peter Cavellini 18 August 2023

And there's the reason , only ten to be made( will they sell?) £3.8million a car, yes its impressive and we should see creations like this, but, really what we need is the main stream car industry to get its fingers out and start developing technologies to help bring down costs of owning an EV in the future because like or not we will be driving an EV certainly in the next twenty years,maybe like the push towards carbon neutrality the car industry could produce an EV that's got good range and is more affordable.

Anton motorhead 18 August 2023
Agree Peter, but don't expect Pininfarina or any other maker of ridiculously expensive and utterly useless hypercars to make our dream come true. Be patient and VW, Tesla and others will deliver what we really need. Affordable, fast charging and sensibly sized EVs.