Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque Is Heaven on Wheels, Has 1,900 HP and Suicide Doors

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Automobili Pininfarina has just unveiled the Battista Cinquantacinque. It is a tribute to the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida show car, with "Cinquantacinque" being Italian for "Fifty-five." Thus the model represents an homage paid to automotive history, blending with the technology of today.
Based on the Lancia Aurelia, the Lancia Florida was the favorite of the one who penned it in the early 1950s, Battista "Pinin" Farina. His daily driver until he passed away, in April 1966, the Florida II is now part of the Pininfarina SpA Collection in Cambiano, Torino, northern Italy. It is one of the three sedans ever made.

The Lancia Florida I saw the light of day in 1955. It had suicide doors, no B-pillar, headlights mounted on the grille, and flat sides with a single crease showing up right above the wheelwells.

Two years later, Farina came up with the Florida II, a two-door coupe with a 2.6-liter V6 engine. Its creator affectionately said about it that, of all the cars he penned, the Florida II was "the only one to go to heaven."

The Cinquantacinque comes as a tribute to that legendary model. The automobile is painted in Blu Savoia Gloss and features a contrasting Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof. The model also comes with the Brushed Anodized jewellery pack.

Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque
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To confirm its heritage and provenance, the Cinquantacinque comes with some unique inscriptions. The "Cinquantacinque 55" signature shows up on the passenger door plate and on the underside of the active rear wing.

The cabin exudes the pure Italian luxury and style as Poltrana Frau Heritage leather upholstery covers the seats, dashboard, and door cards.

The model is powered by four electric motors, which generate a total of 1,874 horsepower (1,900 horsepower) and 1,726 pound-feet (2,340 Newton meters) of torque. Automobili Pininfarina claims that the car can flash from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in just 1.86 seconds and hit 124 mph (200 kph) in 4.75 seconds.

A lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 120 kWh stores enough energy to make the EV drive as far as 296 miles (476 kilometers) before it needs to be plugged in again.

Each customer will receive a personalized experience as every hand-crafted car will leave the Atelier facility in Cambiano as the perfect match with the new owner's personality. The Battista Cinquantacinque will make its public debut in Tokyo, Japan.

Automobili Pininfarina also unveiled the PURA Vision design concept car. It is a hyper GT that also borrows key design elements from the Lancia Florida, thus setting design standards for the upcoming models of the brand.

The list includes the rear-opening doors and the lack of the B-pillar, allowing them to spring upwards and unrestricted access to the cabin with a 2+2 layout.
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