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SALT LAKE CITY/CAMBIANO, 8 FEBRUARY 2023
Italian luxury carmaker Automobili Pininfarina has appointed Salt Lake City Motorcars as its newest retail partner in North America, as it continues to expand its global network.
As deliveries of the pure-electric Battista hyper GT continue, Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City will provide a valuable sales presence in Utah, led by Dealer Principal Tom Buckley. He and his team will provide a highly personalised client experience to prospective and current owners. The appointment means Automobili Pininfarina clients can now be cared for by one of 11 retailers across the United States and Canada.
The first USA client received their Battista last year – an exquisite example with a bespoke finish for a collector on the West Coast. Its arrival was followed by one of just five of the ultra-exclusive Battista Anniversario. All five of the unique editions were sold out following its debut presentation during Monterey Car Week in California in 2021.
Gösta Henning, Chief Sales Officer, Automobili Pininfarina, said: “Salt Lake City is fast becoming a vital location for technological innovation and investment – a perfect fit for Automobili Pininfarina and the Battista hyper GT. This masterpiece of Italian design is the very pinnacle of performance and luxury, with its sophisticated electric powertrain and unprecedented power. We have made a fantastic start in North America with Battista and we look forward to building momentum in an extremely important region through our collaboration with Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City.”
Tom Buckley, Dealer Principal, Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City, said: “We are excited to be appointed as the retail partner for Automobili Pininfarina in this part of the U.S. The region is embracing rapid technological innovation and the arrival of Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City comes at an exciting time for Utah.”
The addition of Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City to the list of global retail partners follows the carmaker’s introduction to the Middle East in 2022, where the Battista made a dramatic dynamic debut at the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates – demonstrating its record-breaking official acceleration and braking figures for the first time:
Each pure-electric Battista hyper GT – the most powerful Italian car ever made – is crafted over more than 1,250 hours per piece in Cambiano, northern Italy. Producing 1,900 PS and 2,340 Nm of torque, no more than 150 examples of the Battista will be commissioned and handcrafted for customers worldwide. With a total of 128 million interior combinations alone, the new hyper GT promises new levels of bespoke tailoring, and Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City will assist clients as they personalise the Battista to suit their individual taste.
Battista clients are not only supported by Automobili Pininfarina’s growing global retailer network, but also by the pure-electric hyper GT’s advanced connected infotainment systems, which includes Over-The-Air software updates anywhere in the world. In addition, Automobili Pininfarina’s very own ‘flying doctor’ is on-hand worldwide to provide in-person technical support and knowledge – should it be required – delivering the personal service and effortless luxury, clients expect.
Dealer Principal Tom Buckley, of Automobili Pininfarina Salt Lake City, can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA BATTISTA (LINK TO PRESS KIT)
The Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900 hp and 2,340 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package. The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – with a combined WLTP range of up to 476 km (U.S. combined EPA: 300 miles) on a single charge. No more than 150 examples of Battista will be individually hand-crafted at the Battista Atelier in Cambiano, Italy.
ABOUT AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA
Automobili Pininfarina is based in operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, engineered, and produced by hand in Italy, the Battista hyper GT and all future models will be sold in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most desired, sustainable luxury car brand in the world. The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment.
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