A New Electric Marvel
Italian automaker, Automobili Pininfarina, has taken the wraps off the B95, the world’s first-ever all-electric hyper Barchetta. This eye-catching piece of automotive excellence isn’t just a pretty face; it’s a blend of timeless design with cutting-edge technology. This is one for the history books, folks.
Echoes from the Past, Glimpses of the Future
Drawing inspiration from the PURA Vision design concept, the B95 isn’t just another car – it’s an expression of Automobili Pininfarina’s design heritage, taking the best of the past and propelling it into the future. Its name hints at something special too: the ‘B’ stands for Barchetta and 95 marks the upcoming 95th anniversary of the legendary design house, Pininfarina SpA, in 2025.
A Worldwide Debut
Automobile enthusiasts at the Monterey Car Week were treated to the B95’s global debut, where it held court alongside the Battista Edizione Nino Farina hyper GT and the PURA Vision design concept.
But here’s the catch: only 10 of these beauties will ever be made, with each carrying a price tag starting from a cool €4.4m (that’s around £3.8m for our UK readers). Talk about exclusivity!
Dave Amantea, the Chief Design Officer, touched upon how the PURA design philosophy influenced the B95. Think of full-width bodywork wrapping into the front fenders, combined with a high swage line for a muscular look. But that’s not all. The B95 boasts the world’s first adjustable aero screens.
Borrowing a leaf from vintage aircraft, these screens ensure drivers enjoy the thrill of open-air driving without compromising on comfort. And yes, for those of you who want a coordinated look, bespoke helmets will be available, mirroring the B95’s unique design.
The Power Beneath
It’s not just about looks, though. The B95 is powered by a state-of-the-art powertrain, zipping from 0 to 60mph in under 2 seconds and boasting a top speed north of 185 mph. The vehicle’s high-capacity 120 kWh battery packs a punch, offering power equivalent to a whopping 1900 PS.
The Finer Details
The interior of the B95 is where vintage charm meets modern luxury. The dashboard appears to be an extension of the exterior, merging the hood’s distinctive lines into the cabin. You can’t miss the sustainable luxury leather, with the tan finish giving it a touch of old-world charm. Furthermore, the vehicle offers unlimited bespoke opportunities, ensuring each of the 10 models is distinct.
A Bright Future
This isn’t just a one-off from Automobili Pininfarina. As Paolo Dellachà, the Chief Executive Officer, points out, the B95 is just a taste of things to come. It’s the latest step in a journey to redefine what it means to drive and to be driven. The introduction of this electric hyper Barchetta promises a thrilling driving experience, all the while pushing the boundaries of technology and design.
So, for those with a penchant for unique, limited-edition cars, the B95 might just be what you’ve been waiting for. Get in line, though – with only 10 up for grabs, they’re set to be a collector’s dream.