Automobili Pininfarina has announced a new partnership with Naim Audio, designed to bring the brand’s sonic experiences to prospective owners of the most powerful Italian sports car of all time. News of the partnership is revealed as the luxury electric car creator Automobili Pininfarina prepares a small fleet of prototype Battista hypercars for the final stages of a rigorous test programme beginning in August.
Every Battista pure-electric hypercar will be hand-crafted by Pininfarina in Cambiano near Turin in Italy, with deliveries to clients worldwide beginning early in 2021. No more than 150 of these masterpieces of design will be created, each specified with a bespoke in-car sound system by the award-winning Naim Audio.
Rene Wollmann, Automobili Pininfarina Director of Sportscars said: “Our clients are eagerly anticipating the unprecedented 1,900 PS driving performance of Battista, and now we will provide an equally thrilling 1,300 Watt in-car sound experience for their pleasure. “We will also harness the sound of Battista’s four e-motors, which will provide a unique and exciting soundtrack when this hypercar accelerates at speeds up to 350 km/h. Electrification creates an entirely new dimension and opportunity for sound tuning throughout Battista.”
Automobili Pininfarina’s engineers and designers have integrated new Naim Audio speakers and associated electronics into the luxurious interior of Battista, enhancing the Italian hypercar’s elegant ambience with a purity of purpose that matches its magnificent exterior design. The Battista audio system delivers an incredible 1300 Watt of sonic power through 10 speakers arranged inside the cabin of Automobili Pininfarina’s first pure-electric car. The new system features a Dual Voice Coil Subwoofer located between driver and passenger seats, with super-tweeters amplifying higher frequencies situated behind the seats and in the panels of Battista’s butterfly doors.
Naim Audio has drawn on the expertise of its fellow VerVent Audio brand, Focal, to optimise all speakers for their unique environment, while Naim Audio have tuned the hypercar’s amplification and built-in digital signal processing (DSP) system to deliver exceptional in-car audio, with a truly immersive listening experience. Tuning is optimised for both driver and passenger: a symmetrical speaker layout creates an auditorium-like studio effect. No mention is made of the price of the system or the car but it will presumably be a respectable sum.