- Automobili Pininfarina has unveiled its second model, the B95 speedster, at Monterey Car Week.
- The B95 uses the same powertrain as the Battista coupe, an 1877-horsepower quad-motor setup developed by Rimac.
- Only 10 units will be assembled, and Pininfarina is offering endless customization options such as the houndstooth fabric adorning the seat headrests in this example.
The Pininfarina Battista burst onto the scene in 2022 with a sharp design and an 1877-horsepower electric powertrain borrowed from the Rimac Nevera. Automobili Pininfarina—spun off from the famous design house of the same name after it was purchased by Indian industrial conglomerate Mahindra—has now revealed its second model, an open-top hypercar called the B95, at Monterey Car Week.
The B95—”B” is for barchetta, an Italian word for roofless, two-seat sports cars—is built on the same Rimac-sourced bones as the Battista, with a T-shaped 120.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack slotted into a carbon-fiber housing. It feeds juice to four electric motors, one at each wheel, for a total of 1877 horsepower, and Pininfarina claims a 60-mph sprint of under 2.0 seconds and a top speed over 186 mph. That seems plenty fast for a car without a windshield, let alone a roof. Pininfarina also promises that the B95 can charge at up to 270 kW on a DC fast charger, going from 20 to 80 percent in 25 minutes.
While the powertrain may be nothing new, the stunning bodywork certainly is. The B95 is wide and low, with flowing curves and a pointy front end featuring a visor-like full-width trim piece that houses LED headlights. Although there is no traditional windshield, the clear polycarbonate aero screens are mounted on aluminum arms that can raise or lower to help shield the occupants from wind. Pininfarina will also offer bespoke matching helmets for B95 buyers. Two streamlined fairings sprout up behind the seats to improve the airflow over the vehicle.
The example unveiled in Monterey is painted in a grayish hue called Bronzo Superga that contains gold flake, juxtaposed with bright yellow Giallo Arneis paint on the nose and driver’s side fairing. The front splitter and rear diffuser are finished in exposed carbon fiber and the B95 rides on black aluminum wheels measuring 20 inches up front and 21 inches at the rear. The brakes match the contrasting Giallo Arneis paintwork.
The cabin, if you can even call it that, uses a dashboard and center console design that appears nearly identical to that of the Battista coupe, with a trio of screens situated behind the steering wheel and lots of carbon fiber trim on the rest of the dashboard. Tan leather covers the seats, center console, and dashboard, contrasting with brushed black aluminum trim, while the seat headrests are decked out in a snazzy Pied de Poule Houndstooth fabric.
Pininfarina will only build 10 units of the B95, with nearly unlimited customization options allowing each example to be unique. There’s no word on price, but with the Battista starting at $2.2 million for the 150-unit production run, we imagine the much more exclusive B95 will cost a significant chunk more.
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