Automobili Pininfarina unveiled a stunning-looking open-top EV at the 2023 Monterey Car Week, offering customers a limited-edition vehicle suitable for the track but friendly with the environment. The car manufacturer named its creation B95. B stood for the Barchetta styling, and 95 to celebrate the establishment of the Pininfarina S.p.A company back in 1930 by no other than the famous designer Battista "Pinin" Farina.
When the brand traded hands in 2015 and was transformed into Automobili Pininfarina by its new owner, the Indian Mahindra Group, its purpose was slightly changed. From creating designs for other automakers, such as Ferrari, it became a stand-alone car manufacturer. That's how the fabulous Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar was born. Based on that model, the Italian marque developed the new B95.
At the front, the roadster featured a black line wrapped around the entire front fascia and incorporated LED headlights. Underneath it, the automaker installed a wide air intake that cooled some of the car's radiators. In addition, on the lower side, Pininfarina installed a carbon-fiber splitter with the brand's name embedded into the paint's lacquer. On the front area, the car manufacturer placed extracting vents on the area where other cars had hoods. These vents resembled those from the famous Ferrari Testarossa. From its profile, the lack of a proper windshield emphasized the car's low stance. The car manufacturer installed two small-sized windscreens that the driver and side passenger could raise according to their needs and sizes. Behind the cockpit, the B95 featured two tall bulges that concealed the safety arches and two storage areas large enough to fit helmets inside them. The rear fascia showed a similar wrap-around black strip that housed the slim LED taillights. Lower, under the bumper, the B95 featured a diffuser that enhanced downforce. Pininfarina didn't make the EV hypercar just to look good. Everything on the vehicle served a purpose.
Customers could easily open the doors upwards by pushing the buttons hidden inside the side scoops to step inside the cockpit. The carbon fiber doors were garnished on the interior side by carefully crafted and finished door cards. Pininfarina installed a pair of sports seats in the cabin fitted with four-point harnesses, specially designed for a track but still legal for use on streets.
Under the carbon fiber skin, the B95 concealed the same drivetrain as the Pininfarina Battista hypercar. This was developed by no other than Rimac for the Nevera. Thus, the look of this Barchetta was matched by the most powerful electric hypercar setup to that date. There were four motors for each corner of the vehicle that provided a total output of 1400 kW (1877 HP) and a heavy truck-like torque of 2300 Nm (1696 lb-ft). It could reach 60 mph from a standstill in less than two seconds onto its way to a top speed of 300 kph (186 mph). The car manufacturer built just 10 units of this marvelous Barchetta EV.