MUMBAI, (Global News) : The world’s fastest accelerating production car broke a series of speed records at India’s Natrax test facility in February. The pure-electric Battista by Automobili Pininfarina secured its place as the fastest in the world to complete the ¼ mile and ½ mile sprints, in doing so taking the title of fastest road-legal car ever on Indian soil.
With VBOX data systems in place to verify Battista’s incredible performance, the ¼ mile time of 8.55 s and ½ mile result of 13.38 s were the highlights of a flurry of remarkable results for Automobili Pininfarina’s first luxury electric car. With Autocar India’s Hormazd Sorabjee and Renuka Kirpalani joining the Italian brand’s Performance, Test and Validation Team including Development Driver Stefano Costa at the event, the aim was to showcase the exceptional performance accessible to all Battista owners and drivers. Exciting short films showcasing the achievements may be seen here:
The Battista top speed test was undertaken with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres fitted. In this test, Hormazd Sorabjee secured with ease a top speed of 358.03 km/h on track – eclipsing the previous top speed record in India of 332 km/h, which was also held by Autocar India. Renuka Kirpalani went on to clock 357.10 km/h, setting the record for the fastest Indian female driver in the world. Both these top speed records were validated by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the Indian sporting body affiliated to the FIA.