March 28, 2023
That’s the new record for zero-to-sixty, setting an entirely new bar of acceleration for street-legal vehicles.
And this record is also a significant milestone for electric vehicles, cementing the fact that EVs are not only an upgrade for emissions, they’re also an upgrade for driving performance.
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The $2.2 million Pininfarina Battista achieves this feat not with one EV engine, or two EV engines, but with four — one for each wheel.
All told it unleashes 1,900 horsepower. That’s a lot of electric ponies!
Because its acceleration is so extraordinary (reviewers noted that it didn’t take much to get yourself in trouble if you’re not careful), it has four different driving modes, three of which hold it back for ordinary driving conditions. But the moment you click it into the fourth and final “Furiosa” mode, you’re off and away.
It can accelerate to 124 mph in 4.75 seconds, and because EVs don’t have different gears, that means its 1,726 pound-feet of torque are applied evenly as the vehicle accelerates. Overall, it leads to what sounds like an exceptional driving experience. It’s electronically limited to a top speed of 217 mph.
Business Insider reviewer Tim Levin described the feeling this way:
“It's kind of like getting shot out of a cannon — except a cannonball slows down, while the Battista relentlessly keeps picking up speed.”
Debut models have already been spotted in Monaco and in California, at the Monterey Car Week, and a production line of 150 vehicles (which take 1,250 hours each to build, much of it by hand) is already underway.
While the Battista is certainly a bespoke “hypercar” that’s limited to wealthy collectors, it still represents an EV breakthrough for performance. It has a battery range of 300 miles, and when you consider that most gas supercars in its class only get 8-15 mpg tops, that makes it, somewhat ironically, the most “practical” for everyday driving. It’s also immune to the cylinder and component wear-and-tear that plagues gas supercars, eliminating the need for the constant tune-ups that are usually required to maintain optimal performance (what a relief!).
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The Pininfarina Battista is also a reminder that the EV revolution is here to stay — and that it’s elbowing its way in with a winner-take-all attitude.
New EV pickup trucks are outperforming their gas counterparts. The new EV Hummer is bigger, stronger, faster. And now high-performance EVs are taking all the speed records.
This new class of EVs is accelerating the need for more raw materials like copper, nickel, and lithium. Which is why our co-founder Nick Hodge is putting his investment dollars where they can grow from the EV revolution’s insatiable demand for more raw materials.
Lithium is especially essential to every single EV in production — it doesn’t matter if it’s Tesla, Ford, GM, VW, Pininfarina, they all need more of the white metal — and that’s why we’ve seen the price of lithium hit so many record highs in the past two years.
Nick has found a lithium producer that’s run by the “Kingmaker” of lithium, and it’s well positioned to meet the coming commodity crisis. More price shocks are on the way… and this is the 1.79-second moment that’ll make all the difference for investors.
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