World’s Fastest Car belongs to Indian Company Mahindra and it’s an electric car

The fastest road car in the world is revealed and it’s electric – Pininfarina Battista, unveiled on Tuesday at Geneva Motor Show.

Maker of Automobili Pininfarina claims it’s Battista goes from 0-62mph (100 km/h) in less than 2 seconds, 186 mph (300 km/h) in less than 12 seconds, Battista has top speed of more than 250mph (400 km/h) and runs 280 miles (450 km) on one charge.

Pininfarina Battista’s brake horse power is equivalent to 1,900, twice that of a Formula 1 car.

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group bought a majority stake in Pininfarina in 2015. Anand Mahindra chairman of Mahindra Group says he wants to take Automobili Pininfarina in the opposite direction and prove that electric cars can be luxurious, exclusive and collectable.

Anand Mahindra says – Electric vehicles are the future and Mahindra intends to be in the mass market for shared mobility and autonomous vehicles.

The car is named after Pininfarina SpA’s founder, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. Battista was a racing driver, an engineer, a family man an energising individual; these differing facets of the company founder’s personality will be reflected in the Battista.

Battista has cutting-edge technology with unrivalled performance and ultra-luxury. Pininfarina Battista is priced at $2 million – 14.15 crores.

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