Pininfarina B95 hypercar revealed; limited to 10 units

Mahindra owned Pininfarina says that the B95 is the world’s first pure-electric, open-top roadster.

By Soham Thakur, Autocar India calendar 18 Aug 2023 Views icon6744 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Pininfarina B95 hypercar revealed; limited to 10 units

Automobili Pininfarina has taken the covers off the new B95 hypercar, which, according to the company, is the world’s first pure-electric, open-top roadster. Revealed at the ongoing Monterey Car Week in the USA, the B95 has been shown alongside the special-edition Battista Edizione Nino Farina and the PURA Vision SUV concept.

Just 10 examples of the electric hypercar will be produced and each will be priced at a cool 4.4 million euros (around Rs 39.86 crore). Pininfarina says that the ‘B’ in the name stands for Barchetta (roadster) and the ‘95’ stands for the 95th anniversary of Pininfarina – in 2025 – when production and deliveries for the hypercar will commence.

Commenting on the B95, Paolo Dellacha, Automobili Pininfarina CEO, said, “B95 delivers the power of Battista and yet redefines the joy of driving. It is the first of a new kind; an object of desire that introduces the thrill of exceptional, electrified performance in stunning open-top form."

Pininfarina B95 design

Being a Barchetta, it has no roof on offer for protection against the elements. There’s no windscreen either, but Pininfarina has given the B95 electronically adjustable aero screens inspired by vintage fighter planes and are said to be a first-of-its-kind feature in the world.

Unlike the Nino Farina, the B95 sports a unique design that’s styled using the firm’s PURA design philosophy, which was seen on the Vision concept SUV. The B95 gets a completely different front body panel to the Battista, with vertical slats in the centre and slim headlights lower down. And since it has no glasshouse, Pininfarina’s designers have used what they call a “surrounding loop”, which incorporates the cabin, the aero screens and the domes behind each passenger’s head. From the rear is where it’s most recognisable as a Battista, with the B95 getting similar, slim LED tail-lights although it gets a different bumper and diffuser design.

The model on display at Monterey is finished in metallic Bronzo Superga with contrasting elements in Giallo Arneis gloss (yellow). It features a black ‘95’ decal on the driver side dome, which itself is finished in yellow and it has plenty of carbon-fibre elements too, namely the front splitter and rear diffuser. Completing the look are matte black, forged aluminium alloys (20-inch front and 21-inch rear), which get centre-lock rings finished in black brushed aluminium, while the brake calipers are finished in the same contrasting Giallo Arneis shade.

There’s also endless opportunities for buyers to customise their B95 as they’d like, ensuring that each of the 10 B95s will be completely unique. Customers can even order helmets, finished in a matching specification of their B95.

Pininfarina B95 interior

The cabin doesn’t divulge too far from the Battista’s, but the B95 does get some special touches. The Monterey show car gets tan-coloured upholstery finished in sustainable leather with brushed black aluminium anodised finishes dotted around the cabin. The seats, inspired by classic race cars, have been designed to curve around the occupant and they feature a two-tone scheme with tan upholstery lower down and “Pied de Poule Houndstooth” fabric higher up.

Like the exterior, the interior of the B95 can also be customised to buyer’s tastes. Apart from things like the upholstery and stitching, buyers can also customise the laser-engraved aluminium skid plate on the B95.

Pininfarina B95 powertrain, battery and performance

The Pininfarina B95 uses the same powertrain as the Battista. Output stands at a staggering 1,900hp and 2,340Nm from its quad-motor setup, and it draws power from a 120kWh battery pack. Furthermore, the B95 can be charged using a DC fast charger up to 270kW, which will top up its battery from 20-80 percent in as little as 25 mins.

Pininfarina says the B95 can do 0-96kph (0-60mph) in under 2secs, and it has a top speed in excess of 300kph. There are also five driving modes on offer – Calma, Pura, Energica, Furiosa and Carattere.

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