Something really exciting just landed at Monterey Car Week.
Automobili Pininfarina has unveiled the world’s first electric hyper Barchetta – the breathtaking new Pininfarina B95.
With flowing open-topped bodywork and exquisite details, it’s exactly what a modern day interpretation of a classic racer should be.
The B95 makes its world premiere alongside the recently revealed Battista Edizione Nino Farina hyper GT and the PURA Vision design concept.
And it’s the latter from which the Pininfarina B95 draws its inspiration.
The B95’s pronounced wheel arches emphasise the aggressive shape and power of the vehicle.
You’ll notice that from above, the B95 features no glasshouse.
It’s been designed with a surrounding loop, which incorporates the seats, aero screens, and domes behind each passenger.
Speaking of which, the Pininfarina B95 features the world’s first electronically adjustable aero screens.
Taking inspiration from vintage fighter planes, their design features exposed aluminum.
These can be raised and lowered by passengers to improve comfort while preserving design integrity.
Power and performance
Now the bit you’ve been waiting for – what’s under the hood.
The Pininfarina B95 is powered by the same powertrain as the Battista hyper GT, but the unique vehicle’s been given a unique tune.
With the tune, the B95 will accelerate from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in less than two seconds and go on to a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
That speed comes from a high-capacity 120 kWh lithium-ion battery which generates a whopping 1,877 horsepower.
The T-shaped battery pack, which is liquid-cooled, is protected within a strong lightweight carbon fiber house.
It can be charged using DC fast chargers up to 270 kWh – for a 20-80 percent top up in as little as 25 minutes.
Power is delivered to the road via four independent high-performance electric motors – one driving each wheel.
There’s a choice of five driving modes to tailor the driving dynamics: Calma, Pura, Energica, Furiosa and Carattere.
These are activated via a tactile, sporty rotary selector located next to the steering wheel.
Pininfarina B95 price and availability
Just 10 examples of the B95 will be made, each one meticulously curated between the Automobili Pininfarina design team and the buyer.
Basically, no two will be the same – but that exclusivity comes at a cost.
The world-first pure-electric hyper Barchetta will be priced from €4.4 million ($4.79 million).