Mahindra Racing and Automobili Pininfarina have announced that they will be developing new technologies that will be used in building high-performance electric mobility solutions.
Both the companies will be exchanging the experience they gather from motorsport and the information sharing will be used in composites, energy use, systems cooling simulation and powertrain. The companies will also be sharing resources with suppliers, wind tunnel work and personnel including Mahindra’s Formula E drivers.
When we originally started the partnership with Automobili Pininfarina, we looked at us being a technology provider in the sense that we want to transfer the learning we take from the race track and apply them to the road. We want to leverage the strengths of our organisations; both of us have a pretty strong ecosystem and we want to focus on how to bring these ecosystems together and that’s why the partnership is important. For Mahindra & Mahindra, which is the parent company for both of us, it’s a case of our two investments coming together to bring something special in terms of excitement, luxury and sustainability to the consumer.Dilbagh Gill, Mahindra Racing CEO & Team Principal
Automobili Pininfarina is on a mission to create electric luxury vehicles the world truly loves, and the role of Mahindra Racing in developing these cars of the future will be an important feature in our anticipated success. Our clients for the Battista pure-electric hypercar have already experienced the pinnacle of EV motorsport through testing Mahindra Racing cars on track. We see many opportunities to develop this relationship on many levels and I am looking forward to Automobili Pininfarina and Mahindra Racing being able to share more details of our exciting and strategic plans in the very near future.Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina
Pininfarina will be unveiling the Battista Anniversario at the Geneva Motor Show next month. With only five cars to be built, the Battista Anniversario has been built to celebrate Pininfarina’s 90th anniversary and pays tribute to its founder Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. The limited-edition cars will be hand-built in Cambiano, Italy and will be the fastest and most powerful car ever built in Italy.