2019 Pininfarina GT Battista

Originally Featured in the Houston Chronicle on June 8, 2019

This newest king of the road comes to us from legendary Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina.

The 2019 Pininfarina Battista GT, named for the design house’s late founder, tops out at 217 mph and nails 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds.

The motivation — all 1,900 horsepower and 1,696 lb.-ft. of torque — comes from batteries, which give the $2.5 million supercar a range of up to 280 miles.

150 are slated to be made but Houstonians can take in this early example today at Toulouse Café, 4444 Westheimer Road between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m Nearly all of the 50 Battista GTs planned for North America are spoken for. This car’s being shipped back to Europe after its Houston appearance.