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Pininfarina taps the Lancia Florida for their latest one-off hypercar

The Pininfarina Battista Cinquantacinque is the carrozzeria’s latest one-off electric hypercar, drawing inspiration from the fabulous 1955 Lancia Florida show car.

We love a historically-inspired specification here at Classic Driver, and Pininfarina couldn’t have chosen a better muse for their latest one-of-one Battista hypercar than the Lancia Florida show car from 1955. Dubbed the Battista Cinquantacinque, derived from the Italian word for 55, this latest electric hypercar features amazing Blu Savoia Gloss bodywork and contrasting Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof, just like the Lancia Florida sedan pictured here, of which only three were made. 

If you’re wondering what the connection is, the Lancia Florida was penned by Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina in the early 1950s and became one of his favourite creations. In fact, Mr. Farina loved the Lancia Florida so much that it became his daily driver, so it’s only fitting that a special one-off of the firm’s fastest ever road car pays tribute to the gorgeous classic.

Inside, the Cinquantacinque is upholstered in bespoke Mahagoni Poltrona Frau Heritage Leather, while the Battista’s absolutely ballistic 1,900hp quad-motor electric drivetrain remains unchanged. With a 0-60mph time already below 2 seconds, they weren’t going to add more power, now were they?