The Battista Edizione Nino Farina is ready to make its grand appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with none other than former F1 star and hillclimb record holder, Nick Heidfeld, taking the wheel. This isn’t Heidfeld’s first rodeo with the Battista, having played a pivotal role in its evolution as an advisor to Automobili Pininfarina. The Edizione Nino Farina follows the exclusive footsteps of the Battista Anniversario and emerges as a symbol of veneration for Nino Farina, the first-ever F1 World Champion and nephew of the design magnate Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. The setting for this marvel’s dynamic debut? The Goodwood Circuit, where Nino himself had once celebrated victory.
In crafting just five unique examples worldwide, Automobili Pininfarina aims to bring a slice of Nino Farina’s brilliant career to every garage lucky enough to house one of these gems. Each Battista Edizione Nino Farina is a commemoration of a distinct milestone from Nino’s life, establishing a collection of one-of-a-kind Italian masterpieces.
Paolo Dellachà, Chief Executive Officer for Automobili Pininfarina, said: “The Battista Edizione Nino Farina represents the vision of our talented Design team, paying an evocative tribute to an undisputed legend of the Pininfarina family and its heritage. An untold story about the spirit and the courage of a man driven by a racing passion like no other.”
Paying tribute to a family dynasty is not an easy task, but Edizione Nino Farina does so gracefully, celebrating not only Nino Farina’s exceptional racing career but also the man who introduced him to the world of motorsport, his uncle Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. Battista was the spark that ignited Nino’s passion, paving the way for a series of victories and championships that would eventually lead him to be the first-ever F1 World Champion.
The Edizione Nino Farina isn’t just a car; it’s a commemoration of Nino’s remarkable achievements, with each of the five editions etching a different milestone onto an aluminium passenger door plate. These include his date of birth, the first-ever F1 pole position and race victory at the 1950 British Grand Prix, subsequent victories in Switzerland and Italy, and the crowning moment of his 1950 F1 World Championship win.
The Edizione Nino Farina’s exterior is a canvas that tells a tale of Nino’s courage and fearlessness, as noted by Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer, Automobili Pininfarina. Its Rosso Nino body colour reminisces the Italian racing red of the cars that witnessed his greatest victories. With further detailing in Bianco Sestriere and Iconica Blu, this masterpiece of engineering beautifully weaves history into contemporary design.
Aesthetics aside, this hyper GT guarantees an interior comfort level that is second to none. The bespoke two-tone interior featuring a driver’s seat finished in black sustainable leather and a contrasting passenger seat in beige and black Alcantara echoes the exterior theme. With ‘Nino Farina’ inscribed across the headrests and an interior filled with bespoke detailing, this vehicle promises a uniquely immersive experience for both driver and passenger.
But the Edizione Nino Farina isn’t all about looks. It brings the heat with performance data that can make any motorhead’s heart race. With a power output of 1,900 hp (1,400 kW) and torque of 2,340 Nm, it bolts from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in a mere 1.86 seconds. It flaunts an impressive top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), an impressive driving range of up to 476 km (296 miles, WLTP combined), and various driving modes to cater to every mood and road.
The Battista Edizione Nino Farina is a tribute to a motorsport legend, a symbol of design heritage, and an embodiment of the relentless spirit of racing and a grand celebration of the past, present, and future of Automobili Pininfarina.