Pininfarina Battista races into 'Forza Horizon 5'

TURIN: Gamers and racing fans can now get behind the wheel of the Pininfarina Battista electric hyper GT, following its addition to the open world driving action of Xbox Game Studios and Playground Games’ award-winning Forza Horizon 5 video game.

Available as part of a new downloadable "European Automotive Car Pack", Battista is now a playable vehicle, allowing enthusiasts to take on the ever-changing open-world landscapes.

Italy’s most powerful, road-legal car will be configurable using an endless choice of custom options, with hundreds of exterior colours and wheel designs to choose from, plus the addition of thousands of virtually imagined bodykits and other upgrades.

Battista’s availability in Forza Horizon 5 reflects the Pininfarina mantra – Dream Cars. Made Real – by allowing gamers to create their own bespoke design using the Livery Editor within the game.

The partnership with Forza Horizon 5 further expands the reach of the Battista in the digital world, having first taken to the racetrack in Turn 10 Studios Forza Motorsport, released in October 2023.

Accelerating faster than a Formula One car, Battista is capable of sprinting from 0-100kph in 1.86s, and 0-200kph in just 4.75 seconds.

Battista is powered by a state-of-the-art powertrain that delivers record-breaking performance. The world’s first pure-electric hyper GT uses a high-capacity 120kWh lithium-ion battery contained within a strong but lightweight carbon fibre housing.

Four independent high-performance electric motors – one driving each wheel – combine with Full Torque Vectoring, Electronic Stability Control and a software differential that allows drivers to tailor the power delivery and handling responses, while its T-shaped liquid-cooled battery pack is mounted centrally behind the seats to ensure a low centre of gravity.

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